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Mets Morning News: Yankees crush Mets bullpen in Subway Series opener

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Rafael Montero was solid, but the same could not be said for the Mets’ bullpen as they opened the Subway Series with a disappointing loss to the Yankees. Hansel Robles and Erik Goeddel each gave up solo home runs late in the game, helping the Yankees seize a 4-2 victory over the Mets.

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Jeurys Familia is about to begin his rehab assignment.

Noah Syndergaard is ready to start pitching off a mound.

Curtis Granderson said he’d be tempted if his friend Derek Jeter offered him a place in the Marlins’ front office next year.

Keith Hernandez is trying to make his cat famous.

A woman is suing for $100,000 after being assaulted by a fellow fan at CitiField last August.

Kristie Ackert wonders if it’s time for the Mets to reconsider their rebuilding approach.

Around the NL East

The Braves lost to the Rockies despite a good start from Julio Teheran.

Rhys Hoskins got his first home run, but the Phillies still lost to the Padres.

Giancarlo Stanton has been on quite a home run hitting tear for the Marlins, and set the team’s season record on Monday.

Derek Jeter is reportedly not a fan of the Marlins’ home run sculpture.

Stephen Strasburg is getting closer to his Nationals return after completing a rehab start.

Fangraphs released updated prospect rankings for every team in the NL East.

Around MLB

Chad Bettis threw a great game in his return to MLB after battling cancer.

Bob Klapisch wonders why the Yankees continue to use a clearly diminished Aroldis Champman as their closer.

Kyle Schwarber has struck out in eight consecutive plate appearances.

The Cubs used four outfielders against Joey Votto when he came up to bat. Votto still doubled.

Brian McCann has landed on the disabled list with a knee injury.

Why have so many Phillies players who spent part of their careers at Veteran’s Stadium, died of a form of brain cancer called glioblastoma?

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa delivered the Daily Prospect Report.

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

Chris McShane had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Subway Series.

This Date in Mets History

On August 15, 1965, some band called the Beatles played at Shea Stadium.