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Always nice to hear a double “Outta here!” from Gary Cohen. It was courtesy of Wilmer Flores, who helped complete the comeback for the Mets after they dug themselves into a 5-0 hole. They’ll get a chance to sweep when Rafael Montero takes the hill against the Athletics this afternoon.
This was Flores’s second career walk-off home run. I’d be surprised if you don’t remember his first.
Asdrubal Cabrera made his first career start at third base (gee, I wonder why the Mets might be thrustinghim into a new position to make him a more versatile player...)
Meanwhile, there’s an argument to be made that Terry Collins is hampering the value of one of the Mets’ most highly rumored trade chips.
Collins also took time to address Yoenis Cespedes’s ill-timed nostalgia trip.
Noah Syndergaard says he’s learned a lot while recovering from his injury, and now believes he had it all wrong when he reported to spring training so bulked up.
Jose Reyes says he’s ready to be replaced when the Mets decide to bring up Amed Rosario.
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This Date in Mets History
July 23 may seem a little late for an All-Star Game, but that’s exactly when it was played in 1969. The soon-to-be Miracle Mets sent three players to that year’s Midsummer Classic in Washington.