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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Phillies, Subway Series begins

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

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets finally won on a Sunday behind Curtis Granderson’s hot bat. He led off the game with a double, and by the time the game was over he was a triple shy of the cycle. Michael Conforto put the Mets on the board first with a two-run home run and Chris Flexen did just enough to make it stand up. Some Philadelphia mistakes certainly helped the Mets to victory, but a Sunday win was a nice change of pace before they head to the Bronx to take on the Yankees.

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Chris Flexen perhaps owes the Phillies for helping him get through the fifth inning.

After a slow start, Curtis Granderson has become a consistent presence when he is in the lineup.

Michael Conforto has been on a tear since the All-Star break and is a leader on this now relatively young team.

Conforto and the rest of the team will now prepare to face off against their rivals from the Bronx in the Subway Series.

T.J. Rivera grew up rooting for the Yankees, but his loyalties have certainly changed.

With all of the hype surrounding the series with the Yankees, Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith will be put to the test in their young careers.

Despite having opposite seasons, players on both sides still look forward to this series.

Hansel Robles has not had a good year but has been better lately, so which version is the real Robles?

The Mets have another young, promising first baseman in their system, and he has developed a powerful swing in his time in St. Lucie.

Around the NL East

R.A. Dickey helped lead the Braves over the Cardinals.

Giancarlo Stanton continued his home run barrage in a victory against the Rockies.

The Good Phight tried to make sense of the fifth inning in their recap.

Bryce Harper seemed to avoid the worst case scenario with his injury. The Nationals played a doubleheader against the Giants and lost the first game but won the second on a walk-off grand slam.

Around the Majors

Reliever Tyler Clippard is on the move again. After being traded from the Yankees to the White Sox, the Astros acquired him from Chicago to help their bullpen.

Aaron Judge has been slumping since the All-Star break, but are the umpires to blame?

Rockies’ All-Star Nolan Arenado was hit on the hand with a pitch an exited the game early, but X-rays were negative after the game.

The Angels held on to their Wild Card spot with a sweep of the Mariners.

Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers made some history with his dramatic game-tying home run.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane covered Kevin McGowan’s call-up to the majors.

This Date in Mets History

In 2005, Pedro Martinez lost a no-hitter, and eventually the game, in the eighth inning against the Dodgers.

In 1997, Edgardo Alfonzo hit his first career grand slam in a win against the Cardinals.