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Meet the Mets

You expect to lose 9-1 every now and then; you don’t expect it to happen when Jacob deGrom. But the Mets best starter of the season put up an absolute stinker last night, giving up much of the damage to his opposite pitcher. The two teams play a rubber match tonight.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, ESPN, MLB.com, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, NJ.com.

Mets fans can relax, somewhat: Matt Harvey will not be starting on short rest fresh off the disabled list.

The timeline for Michael Conforto’s recovery is set at about six months.

Speaking of Mets injuries, it’s easy—REALLY easy—to make fun of this team at this point.

There’s a case to be made the Mets should go all in on this winter’s free agent market. Don’t count on it, though. Either way, they’ll need to address what’s become a glaring hole at third base.

It was a very special night for Dominic Smith and one of his opponents.

Keith Hernandez says that when his tenure with SNY comes to an end, he’ll be out of baseball for good.

Around the NL East

The Mets game left Phillies fans feeling good, especially with super prospect J.P. Crawford’s debut.

The Nationals won their seventh straight against the Marlins, and Stephen Strasburg continues to pitch filthily.

The Marlins are bracing for a payroll cut.

The Braves were rained out against the Rangers.

Around the Majors

The Red Sox are caught in the middle of a sign stealing scandal. Boston did rally for a huge marathon win against the Blue Jays.

Baseball’s two hottest teams stayed hot. The Diamondbacks and Indians can’t stop winning.

Speaking of Arizona, newest D’Back J.D. Martinez seems keen on staying in the desert.

New Astros pitcher Justin Verlander got the win in his team debut.

Doctors have discovered Giants reliever Mark Melancon has a rare muscle disorder that will require surgery.

It’s way down on the list of Florida’s concerns, but Hurricane Irma could wind up affecting baseball’s schedule in the coming days.

This Date in Mets History

It’s been eleven years since Oliver Perez tossed the best start of his Mets career, throwing a complete game shutout against the Braves.