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Mets Morning News: When will my runs return from the war?

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

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In what’s becoming par for the course for the Mets, Jacob deGrom took yet another no-decision from a brilliant performance, as the Mets’ bullpen cracked in the 14th inning against the Cubs. The Mets struck out a franchise-record 24 batters, but once again the offense was missing in action, managing just one run—a solo home run by Michael Conforto in the 6th inning.

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Jacob deGrom is having a Cy Young Award caliber season, but is there any chance he can win with the low win total he is on pace to have?

Asdrubal Cabrera—the one constant in the Mets’ lineup this year—has a decent chance to make his third All-Star team.

Jason Vargas will remain in the rotation, while Seth Lugo will head back to the bullpen. “Have you seen our bullpen without him down there? It’s common sense,” said pitching coach Dave Eiland.

Noah Syndergaard is on track to return for next weekend’s series against the Yankees.

The Dodgers claimed P.J. Conlon from the Mets and assigned him to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Some pediatric cancer patients spent the day with Michael Conforto at Citi Field yesterday.

Little Ferry, New Jersey pays tribute to late Mets public relations executive Shannon Dalton Forde by dedicating a field in her name, which just hosted the first Shannon Dalton Forde Memorial Girls Softball Tournament.

Around the National League East

Max Scherzer delivered on the mound and with the bat, as the Nationals claimed a 14-inning victory over the Braves in Atlanta.

The “Jarlin Garcia as a starter” experiment for the Marlins started off great, but has gone south since April.

Caleb Smith got knocked around for five runs in four innings, as the Marlins fell to the Diamondbacks 6-2.

The Phillies got shut out by the Giants for the second consecutive night, squandering a good outing from Vince Velasquez.

Around Major League Baseball

Joe Posnanski discusses the history behind pitcher wins: the logic used by the original creator of the statistic and its strange lasting power.

The Orioles are considering signing Hanley Ramirez.

The Red Sox placed Dustin Pedroia on the disabled list.

Jim Callis reviews the likely candidates for the first overall pick in the draft, with college righty Casey Mize as the frontrunner.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kory Powell gave us the daily prospect report.

Chris McShane outlined how we can write Brandon Nimmo in for the All-Star Game ballot.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets drafted Darryl Strawberry with the first overall pick in the 1980 amateur draft.