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Mets Morning News: Mistakes prove costly against the Marlins

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

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Meet the Mets

No offense and shaky defense led to another lost Sunday afternoon for the Mets against the Marlins. The Marlins’ defense played a vital role in Saturday’s win, and on Sunday it was the Mets’ turn to give the game away. Only Cespedes’s error showed up in the box score, but crucial misplays by Travis d’Arnaud and Amed Rosario set the stage for Giancarlo Stanton to take Jacob deGrom deep. The offense could not get going against starter Adam Conley. They did attempt a comeback against the bullpen but fell just short.

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Jacob deGrom’s goal is to reach 200 innings this season, but with the recent poor results Terry Collins wonders if fatigue might be setting in.

Both Amed Rosario and Jacob deGrom owned up to their mistakes after the game.

deGrom and Rosario were not the only ones to contribute to the Mets’ loss. There were quite a few blunders that served as a microcosm of bigger issues with this team.

The kids still have a lot to learn in the big leagues, but they are still happy to be here together.

The deal for Curtis Granderson was completed when the Mets acquired pitcher Jacob Rhame from the Dodgers.

A few of the former Mets traded away this season have settled in nicely with their new teams.

Matt Harvey will take another step forward in the rehab process when he takes the mound for the Rumble Ponies in Double-A.

Both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins’s futures are uncertain as this lost season starts dwindling down.

Around the NL East

The Braves avoided a sweep at the hands of the Reds with a win behind Sean Newcomb.

The Phillies defeated the Giants 5-2.

The Nationals defeated the Padres 4-1 in San Diego.

Around the Majors

The umpires backed off their wristband protest when Commissioner Rob Manfred agreed to meet with them. Ian Kinsler is now facing a hefty fine for the remarks he made that initiated the protest.

The Cardinals and Pirates played in the Little League Classic and interacted with a few of the Little League World Series participants. The game itself offered a unique experience for the players and fans.

The Twins placed slugger Miguel Sano on the DL with a shin injury.

Bartolo Colon defeated the Diamondbacks and became the eighteenth pitcher in history to defeat all 30 major league teams.

The Red Sox extended their lead in the division with a win over the rival Yankees.

Yesterday at AA

I said goodbye to Curtis Granderson with some highlights from his Mets’ career.

Ryan Almodovar covered the Jacob Rhame acquisition.

This Date in Mets History

On August 21, 1977 Tom Seaver again wowed the crowed at Shea Stadium but this time he did it in a Reds uniform. He held his former team to just one run in nine innings of work in his return to New York.

In 2001, Mike Piazza took former teammate Mike Hampton deep for his 300th home run as a catcher.