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The Mets fell to the Nationals 8-3 on Thursday, thanks in part to a behemoth Bryce Harper home run, a three-hit day for Daniel Murphy, and seven innings of two-run ball from Gio Gonzalez. In addition to the loss on the scoreboard, New York lost yet another cog when Juan Lagares broke the thumb on his glove hand while diving for a ball in the outfield. Robert Gsellman got tagged for seven runs in five innings.
Sports Illustrated’s Jay Jaffe wonders if the Mets’ mounting injuries means it’s time to start trading off quality veterans on expiring contracts.
To that end, the injury to Neil Walker could be the most costly of all.
While they’re seemingly unable to protect their players, the Mets have announced they’ll be adding more protective netting for fans after the All-Star break.
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Remember Andrelton Simmons? He’s cool again, according to FanGraphs’ Jeff Sullivan.
For those hoping the Mets will add to their rotation via trade: The options are scarce.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the series with the Nationals.
In the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio, the crew goes deep into the draft, and of course they check in on the Panic City Meter.