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Mets Morning News: Granderson dealt to Dodgers as Mets lose again

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ bullpen had a really strong outing, but unfortunately someone forgot to tell the Mets’ offense to hit. Chris Flexen had an okay start against the Marlins, surrendering three runs in 5.2 innings of work, but the Mets’ bats were silent. The team managed just one run the entire night as they fell 3-1 to the Marlins.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record.

In the biggest news of the night, the Mets traded Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers along with cash for a either a player to be named later or cash.

Gavin Cecchini just wants a fair shake.

Yoenis Cespedes has had a noticeably diminished exit velocity this season.

Mets minor league player Luis Lebron has been suspended for 25 games for a violation of the drug program.

Around the NL East

The Braves continued their downward trajectory by losing to the Reds.

The Phillies lost the bottom of the barrel bowl to the Giants.

The Nationals won their game despite Max Scherzer being a late scratch.

Around MLB

Manny Machado had a hell of a night for the Orioles, hitting three home runs, including a walk-off grand slam.

The Cubs placed Jon Lester on the DL with shoulder fatigue.

Corey Kluber was forced to exit the Indians’ game with an ankle sprain.

Derek Jeter and wife Hannah are now the proud parents of a baby girl.

Grant Brisbee really wants Mike Trout to be MVP if the Angels make the playoffs.

Yesterday at AA

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio posted.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Marlins series.

Lukas Vlahos handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1957, the Giants voted to leave NYC, which was one major thing that eventually resulted in the founding of the Mets.