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Steven Matz was brilliant, as was Stephen Strasburg, and after seven innings of shutout baseball they handed the ball off to their respective bullpens. As often happens with the Mets and Nationals, things did not go well. On a night when the Nationals’ bullpen faltered yet again, the Mets’ faltered worse. Despite some late-game heroics from a red-hot Curtis Granderson, the Mets bullpen simply couldn’t stop the Nats, giving up three runs in the last two innings, and the Mets fell 3-2.
Yoenis Cespedes suffered a leg cramp on the final play of the game and is expected to sit out today’s game.
Bartolo Colon is expected to clear waivers. Once that happens, the Mets will have to decide whether to make him an offer.
Mets prospect Logan Taylor was concussed after being attacked by a homeless man wielding a tire iron and bag full of rocks before the Las Vegas 51s game in Salt Lake City on Saturday.
Here are the highlights from Sandy Alderson’s 45 minute talk with members of the SABR community.
Around the NL East
Umpire Angel Fernandez has filed a racial discrimination case against MLB.
Dan Shulman will leave Sunday Night Baseball after this season.
Mookie Betts will replace Mike Trout as a starter in the All-Star Game.
Craig Calcaterra thinks MLB’s full of it when it comes to juiced baseballs.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Nationals series.
This Date in Mets History
Tom Seaver came within two outs of a no-hitter on this date in 1972.