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Mets Morning News: July begins with comeback win

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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It wasn’t pretty, but at the end of the day a win is a win. In a sloppy, back-and-forth affair, the Mets fell down 6-3 to the Phillies. But a four-run bottom of the seventh inning gave them a lead they wouldn’t relinquish. They’ll go for the sweep this afternoon.

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The big blow was a go-ahead home run from Asdrubal Cabrera, who’s really boosting his trade value for anyone who might want him.

Before the game, the Mets decided to put Michael Conforto on the disabled list, and he’ll most likely be out until after the All-Star break.

They also activated Zack Wheeler, who’s going to need to step up if the Mets are going to stay in the race.

Lucas Duda also got back to action after his illness and hit a massive home run.

The rain delay late in the game didn’t sit well with Terry Collins.

The Mets are still awaiting the return of closer Jeurys Familia, and it’s still unclear when it might happen.

Around the NL East

For the Phillies, the loss came from a surprising source.

The Nationals lost in St. Louis, making it a three-game losing streak.

The Braves got a win in Oakland, while Freddie Freeman began rehabbing at third base.

The Marlins dropped their second straight game in Miller Park.

Around the Majors

The Yankees lost, but top prospect Clint Frazier sparkled in his major league debut.

Starling Marte is headed to the Pirates’ minor leagues as the end of his steroid ban approaches.

As one suspension ends, another one begins. This for Astros pitcher David Paulino.

The struggling Rangers bullpen will now try a closer by committee.

The full All-Star Game rosters are being unveiled tonight.

Brewers shortstop Orlando Arcia got a little hungry during yesterday’s game.

This Date in Mets History

Weeks before the miracle began, the Mets needed a ton of grit to come away with an extra-innings win against the Cardinals. The victory kept them eight games out of first place, but it was still more than a month until their surge to the top of the National League East began.