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Mets Morning News: Mets split series with the snakes, Brandon Nimmo stays happy

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New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets were down 3-1, had two outs in the ninth, Jose Reyes at the plate, and improbably they still won the ballgame! The Diamondbacks’ defense failed them which allowed Jose Bautista to double home Jose Reyes. Brandon Nimmo then gave the Mets the lead with an absolute blast and Asdrubal Cabrera added another for good measure. Despite a slip-up by Dominic Smith, Robert Gsellman closed the door to give the Mets a feel-good win.

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Zack Wheeler had one bad inning but overall was solid against Arizona.

Nimmo and Wheeler first met in the low minors as top prospects and now both are producing at the major league level.

With an assist by Alex Avila, who fielded Reyes’s bunt hit in fair territory when it was clearly rolling foul, Jose Reyes finally felt like he contributed to the team.

For the second straight game Robert Gsellman took a ride in the bullpen cart and was highly complimentary of the experience.

Before the game, Jeurys Familia was activated from the disabled list and Jacob Rhame was sent to Triple-A.

Prospect Jeff McNeil is finally showing signs of potential after suffering multiple injuries at the start of his career.

Around the National League East

Julio Teheran enjoyed a successful return to the mound after a stint on the disabled list. He was dominant for the Braves who defeated the Padres 4-1. Kurt Suzuki had to exit the game after he was hit in the head with a backswing.

The struggling Orioles defeated the Marlins 10-4.

The Phillies barely hung on against the Brewers in their 10-9 win.

Tanner Roark struggled for the Nationals and they were swept by the Blue Jays. Bryce Harper is still struggling mightily and certainly looks mortal at the plate.

Around Major League Baseball

Reds’ outfielder Billy Hamilton used his speed to make a ridiculous catch against the Pirates.

It was an extra-special Father’s Day for new dad Jose Trevino who delivered the walk-off hit for the Rangers.

Giants’ third baseman Evan Longoria is expected to miss 6-8 weeks after he undergoes surgery to repair a broken finger.

Cubs’ infielder Javier Baez was hit on the elbow with a pitch and exited the game with a contusion.

Maggie O’Hara is a 23-year-old who works in the Tigersanalytics department and she is hopeful there will be more woman getting involved in baseball in the future.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane covered the Familia activation.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey threw his second straight one-hitter to defeat the Orioles 5-0.