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Mets Morning News: Jason Vargas delivers as Mets continue winning streak

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

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Meet the Mets

Jason Vargas finally looked like the pitcher the Mets hoped they were getting when they signed him this offseason as he pitched five strong innings in a winning effort against the Marlins. The victory was the Mets’ fourth in a row, as they look to continue their winning ways against the Marlins with Zack Wheeler on the mound tomorrow.

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

The Mets are apparently interested in Jose Bautista. Seriously.

The Mets are claiming that Jose Reyes’ roster spot is safe.

Jeurys Familia has quietly been extremely effective this season.

Brandon Nimmo isn’t worried about losing his drive to excel now that he’s playing more frequently.

The x-rays on Devin Mesoraco’s elbow came back negative.

A.J. Ramos says he hasn’t changed how he’s been pitching, despite his better outings of late.

Jose Lobaton cleared waivers and has accepted assignment to the Las Vegas 51s.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Phillies, who have now pulled within a half game of the lead in the NL East.

Juan Soto homered in his first at-bat as a starter for the Nationals, who took down the Padres.

The Phillies had to halt Jerad Eickhoff’s rehab assignment after he suffered a setback.

Around Major League Baseball

The Minnesota Twins made the very expensive decision to DFA Phil Hughes.

The Rays’ decision to start Sergio Romo two days in a row has been controversial, but Joel Sherman wonders if it’s the best option they had on the table.

The Astros finally decided to give up on former top prospect Jon Singleton.

Roberto Osuna’s administrative leave has been extended by MLB as he awaits trial on an assault charge.

Preston Wilson apologized for making a very dumb comment during an Astros broadcast.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa brought you the Daily Prospect Report.

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

Allison McCague had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Nicholas Schreiber previewed the Mets/Marlins series.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1998, the Mets traded for a guy named Mike Piazza.