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Mets Morning News: Cano’s Homer gives AL the win, Conforto gets a hit

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet The Mets

The Mets were, of course, out of action because of the All-Star Game. The American League defeated the National League in a 2-1 affair highlighted by a Robinson Cano home run in the top of the tenth to put the AL ahead. The lone Mets representative, Michael Conforto, went 1-for-2 with one strikeout with runners on second and third and two outs in the bottom of the ninth.

MLB’s Anthony DiComo broke down Conforto’s first All-Star appearance.

Michael also felt that he was not the only Met that should have been in attendance last night.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper honored fallen Miami Marlin Jose Fernandez by wearing a pair of custom cleats with Fernandez’ name and image on them. Harper acknowledged his footwear during the opening player introductions.

Speaking of Miami, the search for a new owner continues, with Michael Jordan joining Derek Jeter’s bid to acquire the team from Jeffrey Loria.

Around MLB

The first All-Star Game in a while to not have World Series implications for the winning league was a welcome change to players. The team with the better record will now have home-field advantage.

Unsurprisingly, Robinson Cano’s go-ahead home run earned him the title of All-Star Game MVP.

Slugger Miguel Cabrera spoke out about the safety issues surrounding him and his family in his native Venezuela.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane broke down both pitching and position player performances from the last week.

Luke Vlahos brought you the latest prospect action from down on the farm.

This Date In Mets History

Dwight Gooden was given the start in the 1988 All-Star game, and allowed two runs over three innings. The National League would also lose that game 2-1.