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Jacob deGrom is so hot that he might as well be nicknamed “the sun” at this point. The brightest light on the Mets’ pitching staff delivered again Friday night with a masterful seven inning start, which saw him give up just one run on three hits while collecting twelve strikeouts. Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud each knocked in a run, and the Mets picked up a 2-1 victory over the Phillies.
Terry Collins refused to go into detail about the possibility of Bartolo Colon’s return to the Mets.
Michael Conforto may be headed to the DL to make room for Zack Wheeler on the Mets’ roster.
Sandy Alderson admitted what many have long known, that the Met’s signing of Tim Tebow was as much a marketing ploy as anything.
Curtis Granderson says there’s no secret to his recent hot streak.
Reporters asked Sandy Alderson where Matt Harvey was in terms of his recovery from his recent injury. Alderson’s joking answer: “Where is he other than Page Six?”
Around the NL East
Jacob deGrom took a no-hitter into the 5th inning during yesterday’s game, but Atlanta’s Mike Foltynewicz took one into the 9th before Oakland’s Matt Olson hit a solo home run off him.
There were more home runs hit this June than in any other month in MLB history.
The Angeles acquired Nick Franklin from the Brewers.
The Corey Hart who does not wear his sunglasses at night is officially retiring and will be honored by the Milwaukee Brewers with a spot on their wall of honor. Hart last played in 2015 when he was forced to stop playing due to numerous knee injuries.
Jeff Passan handed out his first-half MLB awards.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Phillies series.
Joe Sokolowksi was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Matt Varvaro took a look back at the two times a Mets pitcher has thrown an immaculate inning.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets won the Alex Escobar sweepstakes on this date back in 1995.