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Meet the Mets

Tim Tebow mashed his first career walk-off home run last night in the St. Lucie Mets’ second game of a double-header against the Daytona Tortugas. The former NFL quarterback is hitting .327 with St. Lucie.

NJ.com handed out mid-season grades to everyone on the roster.

The Post’s Kevin Kernan wondered if it’s worth bringing Matt Harvey back in 2018.

Mets farmhand Chris Flexen came within five outs of posting a no-hitter for Double-A Binghamton. Through six starts at that level, the 23-year-old righty has a 1.73 ERA with 43 strikeouts and four walks in 41.2 innings.

Keith Law ranked Amed Rosario as the No. 1 prospect in baseball in his midseason top 50. Dominic Smith came in at No. 23.

BP Mets previewed the upcoming series with the Colorado Rockies, which kicks off tonight.

Around the NL East

The Braves have a whopping seven players on that Law list.

Surprise! Major league teams want four-time All-Star Giancarlo Stanton on their team.

Dusty Baker praised the praiseworthy middle of the Nationals batting order—Daniel Murphy, Bryce Harper, and Ryan Zimmerman.

The Good Phight got pretty pumped about 18-year-old pitching prospect Sixto Sanchez.

Around the Majors

Aaron Judge’s home run derby exploits defied NASA calculations intended to ensure balls wouldn’t fly as far as Judge launched them.

A pair of butt lovers broke the Jose Quintana trade from one Chicago team to the other.

Behold the history being made in Houston.

Yesterday at AA

Jeurys Familia has started throwing again, but is still weeks away from a return.

The Astros approached the Mets about a trade involving Jacob deGrom.

David Capobianco looked to Statcast to determine some interesting feats on the parts of the Mets during the season’s first half.

This Date in Mets History

In 2001, Glendon Rusch and Armando Benitez combined to spin a one-hitter against the Red Sox for manager Bobby Valentine’s 1,000th victory. The lone hit: a Trot Nixon bunt single in the first.