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Mets Morning News: Rocky Mountain high

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

MLB: New York Mets at Colorado Rockies Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets teed off on the Rockies in Denver, with Brandon Nimmo leading the charge with an inside-the-park home run, as well as a conventional homer. Jacob deGrom finally got the run support he deserved and the Mets cruised to a 12-2 victory for their third straight win.

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

Kevin Kernan says the Mets need to commit to deGrom, whereas Kristie Ackert says they’d be fools not to trade him if a good offer comes along.

One thing seems certain, the Mets will at least entertain trade offers.

The Mets might try to use Syndergaard and deGrom as bait to get teams to take other players like Jeurys Familia or Zack Wheeler.

Noah Syndergaard’s finger was feeling good enough to play catch.

Jay Bruce wanted to play on Monday night but the Mets weren’t taking any chances.

Around the National League East

The Nationals finally beat the Yankees in a game that started over a month ago.

The Nationals also acquired Kelvin Herrera from the Royals.

Bryce Harper shaved his beard.

The Marlins came back to beat the Giants.

The Phillies had a wild win over the Cardinals in extra innings.

Around Major League Baseball

Bartolo Colon passed Juan Marichal with his 244th win, becoming the winningest pitcher in the history of the Dominican Republic.

A power outage at Wrigley Field caused the cancellation of Monday’s Cubs/Dodgers game.

Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the release of Moneyball.

Clayton Kershaw may return to pitch against the Mets this weekend.

Fangraphs had a piece on the importance of Pride Month in MLB.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Jack McLoone previewed the Mets/Rockies series. He also wrote a piece about not blaming athletes for their injuries.

Steve Sypa profiled Mets draft pick Saul Gonzalez.

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

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

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets have traditionally had some excellent pitching performances on this date.