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Meet the Mets

Some nights everything clicks, and last night was one of those nights for the Mets. The offense was electric, the pitching by Jacob deGrom was superb, and the Pirates found themselves buried under eight runs as the Mets won 8-1. Neil Walker was the offensive hero of the evening, hitting two home runs against his former team.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, NJ.com, Bergen County Record.

The Mets optioned Rafael Montero to Las Vegas and called up Tyler Pill.

The New York post ran an interesting interview with Tom Seaver in which he revealed that he doesn’t follow baseball much anymore, doesn’t know what a lat muscle is, and mostly likes drinking wine from his vineyard these days.

Yoenis Cespedes should be back soon, and the Mets sure could use him.

Sandy Alderson has been irked by a number of Terry Collins’ recent mistakes.

The Las Vegas 51s may be closer to moving to a new stadium in suburban Summerlin.

Around the NL East

Bartolo Colon’s time as a starter in Atlanta may be drawing to a close.

The Phillies lost to the Reds.

The Nationals acquired Ryan Raburn to shore up their bench depth.

The Nationals also took on the Padres and won 5-1. Max Scherzer tied a strikeout record in the game.

The Marlins beat the Angels behind some strong offense.

Around MLB

Red Sox outfielder Brock Holt will not be partaking in baseball activities for the “foreseeable future” according to the team.

Tommy Lasorda underwent surgery to replace his pacemaker.

Ryan Braun is headed to the DL with a calf injury.

The Baseball Hall of Fame will be honoring The Simpsons this weekend.

Twins prospect Nick Burdi needs Tommy John surgery.

A squirrel has once again interrupted an Indians game.

Former Mets swingman Jeremy Hefner is a rising star in the Twins’ scouting department.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Pirates series.

Joe Sokolowski brought you another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Mike Pelfrey helped the Mets shut out the Phillies for the third game in a row on this date in 2010. Today is also Todd Hundley’s birthday, and Terry Collins’ birthday.