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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom delivers against the Nationals, Michael Conforto’s offense picks up

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Jacob deGrom followed up his complete game against the Cubs with another sensational outing against the Nationals. He gave up an unearned run in the first, but he got it back himself when he hit the first home run of his major league career off Joe Ross. deGrom went into cruise control once the game was tied and he gave the Nationals very little to work with. He pitched eight fantastic innings and probably could’ve gone nine if not for some shaky defense behind him.

Michael Conforto helped provide some offense with his two RBIS and the Mets were able to avoid the sweep at the hands of Washington.

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Jacob deGrom was the ace the Mets needed him to be against the Nationals. Obviously he had a good day on the mound, but he had a memorable day at the plate as well.

Michael Conforto’s bat also made its presence known in Sunday’s win which was a promising sign from the young lefty.

T.J. Rivera had a big day at the plate as well and continues to produce whenever he is called upon. He is making a case to keep his bat in the lineup even when everyone is healthy.

Daniel Murphy took a break from tormenting his old team and actually helped them when he misplayed a popup.

For one day the Mets looked like a complete team and they can hope this game turns their fortunes around.

Around the NL East

The Braves got their second walk-off win in a row against the Marlins. When Bartolo Colon returns from the DL, Atlanta will go with a six-man rotation.

Marcell Ozuna’s heroics in the eighth were not enough for Miami to walk away with the win.

The Phillies lost another one to the Diamondbacks 5-4.

The Nationals’ could not get their offense going against deGrom. They could have their eyes set on acquiring some bullpen help.

Around the Majors

Rockies superstar Nolan Arenado completed the cycle when he hit a walk-off three-run home run.

Bronson Arroyo’s attempt at a comeback has likely come to an end with the Reds.

Kyle Schwarber’s disappointing season comes down to a lack of consistency at the plate.

The Yankees have been outperforming their expectations, but has their luck finally run out?

The Astros may look to improve their starting rotation at the trade deadline by acquiring A’s starter Sonny Gray.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa caught up on all the action in the minors with the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

David Cone lost a no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning on this date in 1988.