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