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Mets Morning News: Saint Louis Blues

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

St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Things fall apart, as the saying goes, and so too did the Mets last night. In what looked like a promising development, the Mets had taken a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals during the fifth inning. Zack Wheeler was cruising along comfortably enough, though control issues in the top of the fifth portended the trouble that was to come. In the sixth inning the Mets simply fell to pieces, surrendering six runs. Despite adding a couple of their own in the bottom of the inning, the Mets never got closer, and a disappointing Yoenis Cespedes double play ended the game.

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

Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have resumed throwing.

Hansel Robles made his return for the Mets. He wasn’t very good.

The Mets have no shortage of teams looking to trade for Addison Reed.

The Yankees sent a scout to check out the Mets’ game, possibly to evaluate Lucas Duda.

The Red Sox have also shown some interest in Mets position players.

Matt Harvey took some of the blame for his current injury.

Around the NL East

The Braves fell back below .500 after losing to the Cubs.

The Braves had earlier activated Sean Rodriguez after he spent the past five months sidelined.

The Nationals finished off a sweep of the Reds.

The Marlins beat the Phillies in their series opener behind two homers from Giancarlo Stanton and walk-off hit by Dee Gordon.

The Braves may send Dansby Swanson back to the minors if he continues to struggle.

The Marlins placed Martin Prado on the DL after he sprained his knee.

Around MLB

Carlos Correa left the Astros’ game with a thumb injury.

Before their games, the Astros held a mock funeral for Carlos Beltran’s glove, since he’s exclusively been a DH since May.

In a scary moment, Josh Donaldson’s bat struck umpire Chris Segal in the head during Monday’s Blue Jays/Red Sox game. Segal was, thankfully, fine.

Yankees first basemen Greg Bird needs foot surgery and is likely done for the season.

The Giants had sold out every game at AT&T Park since 2010. That streak ended on Monday.

Pitcher Stacy Piagno picked up a win for the Sonoma Stompers on Saturday, becoming only the third woman since 1950 to earn a victory in a men’s professional league.

Michael Pineda will officially undergo Tommy John surgery today.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Cardinals series.

This Date in Mets History

Several of the events that led to the eventual founding of the Mets occurred on July 18th. Also, happy birthday to Joe Torre!