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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Padres, send Wheeler to the DL

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Meet the Mets

The Mets had Jacob deGrom on the mound, and as he’s done all season, he delivered. The Mets opened their West Coast swing against the Padres with a 5-3 win at Petco Park.

Chose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday,,, Bergen County Record.

Before the game on Monday, the Mets sent Zack Wheeler to the DL and called up Tyler Pill.

Jose Reyes snagged his 500th career stolen base during the game against the Padres.

Neil Ramirez cleared waivers and chose free agency.

The Post wonders why the Mets continue to have Michael Conforto bat leadoff.

Which players on the Mets stand the best chance of getting traded before the deadline?

Around the NL East

The Braves finally traded Jaime Garcia to the Twins after a long courtship.

They then got destroyed by the Diamondbacks.

The Astros pounded the Phillies in their game.

The Marlins beat the Rangers with a 4-0 shutout.

The Marlins earlier demoted Tom Koehler, opening up a spot in their rotation.

The Nationals remain interested in acquiring A.J. Ramos from the Marlins.

Around MLB

Clayton Kershaw will reportedly miss as many as six weeks with a back injury that he suffered during Sunday’s Dodgers game.

Wilson Ramos suffered a head injury when he was struck by a piece of Ruben Tejada’s broken bat.

The Boston Globe printed a detailed piece on what occurred during the Dennis Eckersley and David Price blowup on the Red Sox charter flight a few weeks ago.

The Royals and Padres pulled off a major trade that netted the Royals a couple of the Padres’ relievers.

MLB Pipeline published their mid-season Top 100 Prospects list. Amed Rosario came in at number two.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Timothy Finnegan wrote about Michael Conforto’s potential to finish the season with a .400+ on-base percentage.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Padres series.

This Date in Mets History

Bob Murphy uttered the word “damn” for the first and only time in his Mets broadcasting career on this date in 1990.