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Mets Morning News: Wilmer’s Walk-off

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

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Meet the Mets

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.

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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.

It’s been 14 years since the Mets and Yankees made a major deadline move. Perhaps it’s time to run that back.

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.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper stayed red hot as the Nationals took down the Diamondbacks.

The Phillies won a wild one against the Brewers, and despite their place in the standings could be buyers as we approach the end of July.

A pair of J.T. Realmuto home runs helped propel the Marlins over the Reds.

Braves bats were kept quiet by Rich Hill, and it looks like the market’s pretty active for Jaime Garcia.

Around the Majors

Flores wasn’t the only walk-off home run of the night. Francisco Lindor also cranked one to power the Indians past the Blue Jays.

In more trade action leading up to the deadline, the Rays acquired Sergio Romo from the Dodgers.

The rumor mill is still turning too, and the Brewers reportedly have their sights on Tigers second baseman Ian Kinsler.

Rangers ace Yu Darvish is another big name who looks like he could be moved.

Pablo Sandoval is officially back with the Giants, and apologized for throwing shade at the organization after he left for the Red Sox.

Colin Moran of the Astros took advice to keep his eye on the ball a little too seriously. He had to be carted off the field after he fouled one off right into his face.

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.