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Mets Morning News: Mets tap the Rockies for a cool, refreshing victory

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

Colorado Rockies v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

What’s the best way to open your second half? A 14-2 cakewalk isn’t a bad answer, and the Mets did just that on Friday night, chasing Colorado’s Jon Gray from the field after just two innings. Every Mets player who came up to bat got a hit, even Jacob deGrom, who went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and pitched eight innings of two-run baseball. It’s safe to say the Mets are riding Rocky Mountain High after last night’s victory.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record.

Sandy Alderson gave an injury report on many of the Mets’ wounded, and it was mostly rosy.

Amed Rosario tweeted out that he’s ready for Queens.

Sandy Alderson says the Mets will likely be sellers at the deadline, but won’t move any players with long -term deals.

Two of the Mets’ best pitching prospects are both sidelined with sore elbows.

Meanwhile, Chris Flexen continues to be dominant for the Rumble Ponies.

Around the NL East

Freddie Freeman helped lead the Braves to victory over the Diamondbacks.

Gio Gonzalez dominated the Reds as the Nationals won in Cincinnati.

The Nationals ended their K-Rod experiment quickly and released him yesterday.

Adding to the Nationals’ pitching woes, Joe Ross was placed on the DL with a sprained elbow.

The Phillies lost a bad game to the Brewers.

Yasiel Puig broke the Marlins’ hearts with a two-out, ninth-inning home run.

Around MLB

In a huge blow to the Yankees, Michael Pineda will likely need Tommy John surgery and miss all of 2017 and all or most of 2018.

Mike Trout made his return to the field after a 39-game absence.

The Red Sox designated Pablo Sandoval for assignment and will likely have to eat $50 million of his salary.

One Pirates fan was so mad that Jedd Gyorko hit a home run against the Pirates that when he caught the ball, he threw it in the river.

The Cubs seem energized by the addition of Jose Quintana.

The Post published 15 ideas on how to improve baseball.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Rockies series.

Thomas Henderson took a look at Jacob deGrom’s first half.

Daniel Convery delivered the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Jon Matlack won the All Star Game MVP award on this date in 1975.