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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.
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The Mets have not ruled out adding the recently DFA’d Bartolo Colon if the Braves’ starter clears waivers.
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.
The Nationals bullpen blew yet another lead, this one to the Cubs in a 5-4 defeat.
Around the Majors
Yankees rookie Dustin Fowler suffered a season-ending knee injury in the first inning of his major league debut.
If Red shortstop Zack Cozart makes the All-Star team, teammate Joey Votto owes him a donkey.
The Blue Jays fan that threw a full beer at Orioles outfielder Hyun-soo Kim in last year’s AL Wild Card game won’t be attending major league games for a year.
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.
This Date in Mets History
In 1962, the Mets fell victim to the first no-hitter in the career of Dodgers ace Sandy Koufax. Only four batters managed to hit the ball out of the infield.