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The Mets got back into the win column behind another solid effort by Jacob deGrom. The offense handed him a big lead and he kept the Cardinals off the board for nearly seven innings. He did allow a run in the seventh, but overall it was another impressive outing by the Mets’ ace.
Yoenis Cespedes had a big night out of the cleanup spot and Lucas Duda looks like he could be going on one of his hot streaks. The bullpen was again a bit shaky but Addison Reed settled things down for a four-out save.
Yoenis Cespedes had a good day at the plate, and he brought a new look into the batter’s box as well. Despite the offensive production, there were still some question marks to Cespedes’s overall game.
The trade rumors continue to swirl and Jay Bruce is okay with whatever happens to him at the deadline.
Curtis Granderson is another player who could be on the move and knows the time he has left in the game could be limited.
In order to get back better prospects in any potential deal, the Mets are rumored to be willing to add cash to get a deal done.
Despite having plenty of pieces to offer, the Mets might have trouble finding a trade partner at the deadline.
Amed Rosario missed a second straight game with a bruised finger, but he isn’t expected to miss too much time.
Keith Hernandez was let into the wild and shared a bit too much about having braces as a child.
Around the NL East
The Phillies will take the win in an otherwise dreadful season.
Around the Majors
Newest Diamondback J.D. Martinez exited the game early after he was struck on the hand with a pitch.
Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant avoided a serious injury when he awkwardly slid into third base and hurt his hand.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke covered the Red Sox’ interest in three Mets infielders.
Chris McShane also wrote about the latest trade rumors involving Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1985, Darryl Strawberry hit two home runs and had a career-high seven RBIs in a 16-4 win over the Braves.