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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom brilliant once again, offense and Familia not so much

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There wasn’t much more Jacob deGrom could do in this one to earn the win. Even without his best stuff he pitched seven scoreless innings, struck out eight, and left with a 1-0 lead. However, without his best stuff Jeurys Familia could not keep the Marlins off the board in the ninth. They scored two runs which blew yet another brilliant outing from the Mets’ ace.

After that crushing blow the Mets now head out for a road trip that has them facing the two best teams in the National League. Fun.

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Familia blew his forth save of the year after the Marlins jumped all over his sinker.

deGrom was stellar once again and the Mets can not afford to keep wasting his outstanding efforts.

Brandon Nimmo’s home run was the lone offensive bright spot but his contributions to the team go beyond what he does at the plate.

Jay Bruce had another tough night at the plate but Bautista’s presence shouldn’t take away too many at-bats from the right fielder.

The offense could use some help but it doesn’t appear that Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier are returning any time soon.

Once again things are looking bleak for this team but at least there are puppies!

Former Met Josh Edgin signed with the Nationals for a minor-league deal.

Peter Alonso’s numbers dipped a little but in May, but he is still playing well enough to force his way into the first baseman conversation.

Former Met Lenny Dykstra was arrested after he threatened his Uber driver and was found with drugs in his possession.

Lastings Milledge’s career did not go as he had hoped but he is still heavily involved in the game and wants to help reverse the decline of black players in baseball.

Around the National League East

The Braves got shut out by Jake Arrieta and the Phillies.

Jake Arrieta and the bullpen were fantastic in Philadelphia’s win over Atlanta.

The Nationals fell to the Padres 3-1.

Around Major League Baseball

White Sox catcher Wellington Castillo will reportedly be suspended for 80 games for using a PED.

Two Red Sox sluggers are two of the latest names to suggest that they will not be participating in this year’s Home Run Derby.

Cardinals’ outfielder Marcell Ozuna was scratched from the lineup after he overslept and was late to report to the stadium.

Justin Verlander has been lights out this season, and despite allowing only one run against the Giants his ERA actually rose.

The Rangers held on for the win over the Yankees after rallying twice to get the victory.

Yesterday at Amazin Avenue

Lukas Vlahos thinks signing Jose Bautista was a mistake.

Marshall Field looked back on Mike Piazza’s debut 20 years ago.

This Date in Mets History

In 1973, the Mets and Dodgers played a marathon 19-inning game that the Mets eventually won 7-3.