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The Mets hung five early runs on Marlins starter Jose Urena and never looked back thanks to another effective outing from Seth Lugo, who earned a 6-3 victory, the team’s fifth win in six tries. Hitting fifth and starting at first base, T.J. Rivera stroked three hits, including a double, for a two-RBI day hitting behind Jay Bruce, who also drove in two on a single and a double. Lugo cruised through five innings, his only blemish a Giancarlo Stanton home run, before getting touched in the sixth for his second straight start. He allowed three runs (two earned) through six innings.
Rivera stresses the importance of not letting a slump affect his approach on the field.
Addison Reed is well aware that if the Mets don’t keep winning, he and a few fellow Mets will be on the trade block.
Triple-A shortstop prospect Amed Rosario has been tapped for the Futures Game, along with Double-A catcher Tomas Nido.
Around the NL East
The Braves got dominated by Padres 24-year-old Dinelson Lamet, who tossed seven shutout innings and struck out eight in a 6-0 victory.
Fish Stripes suggests Urena’s luck—his FIP is roughly a run and a half higher than his ERA—ran out against the Mets.
The Good Phight debates who deserves the distinction as the organization’s No. 1 prospect.
Around the Majors
If Red shortstop Zack Cozart makes the All-Star team, teammate Joey Votto owes him a donkey.
Yesterday at AA
Steve Sypa profiled the Mets’ draft picks from No. 21 to No. 35.
In light of a scorcher out in Las Vegas, Jonathan Maseng broke down the hottest games in baseball history.