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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom extends win streak, Mets trade rumors continue to swirl

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

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Meet the Mets

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.

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Jacob deGrom has been a consistent presence for the Mets, and continues to impress even without his best stuff.

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.

Neil Walker could be back after the weekend, and to accommodate his return, Asdrubal Cabrera said he is willing to play third base.

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 Braves were pounded by the Cubs, who finished off a sweep of Atlanta.

The Marlins suffered an ugly loss to the lowly Phillies.

The Phillies will take the win in an otherwise dreadful season.

The Nationals were stymied by Alex Meyer in a 7-0 loss to the Angels.

Around the Majors

The Giants are close to reuniting with third baseman Pablo Sandoval.

Newest Diamondback J.D. Martinez exited the game early after he was struck on the hand with a pitch.

Bartolo Colon’s first start with the Twins did not go well and he could possibly retire if things continue to go poorly.

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant avoided a serious injury when he awkwardly slid into third base and hurt his hand.

Rockies slugger Nolan Arenado had an epic day at the ballpark against the Padres.

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.