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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Padres, Yoenis Cespedes will undergo surgery on his heels

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets came into the final game of this series not having won a series since mid-May. Things looked bleak early on since the offense was getting shut down by Clayton Richard, but they finally broke out in the fifth with big hits by Phillip Evans and Amed Rosario to give the Mets the lead. Jose Bautista added a massive blast in the sixth and the Mets finally walked away with a series win.

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Before the game, it was announced that Yoenis Cespedes would have season-ending surgery on his feet.

With the Cespedes news, the organization now has a better picture of what they have moving forward, but one columnist thinks that Cespedes is done as a Met.

Even if Cespedes is able to return, the Mets need to plan for his absence (paywall alert).

Cespedes’s teammates miss having his bat in the lineup but they are hopeful for a recovery.

Tim Tebow underwent surgery on his hand and it reportedly went well.

Noah Syndergaard is recovering nicely from hand, foot, and mouth disease and could pitch early next week.

The Padres are interested in both Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom, but they could wait to make their move in the offseason.

If the Mets were to deal deGrom or Syndergaard, what would a potential deal look like?

The return from the A’s for Jeurys Familia seemed underwhelming at best, but there could be a payoff if the Mets invest wisely.

Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next Met on the move but he picked the wrong time to start slumping.

Around the National League East

The Phillies defeated the Dodgers 7-3. Philadelphia has shown some interest in Orioles’ outfielder Adam Jones.

The Nationals avoided a sweep at the hands of the Brewers with a 7-3 win. With Washington underperforming this season, would they entertain trading Bryce Harper?

Around Major League Baseball

With the trade deadline inching closer, the hot stove is warming up. The Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi from the Rays in return for Jalen Beeks, the Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Matt Andriese, and the Rockies are reportedly close to acquiring Seunghwan Oh from the Blue Jays.

The Yankees could be the frontrunners to land J.A. Happ.

The Rays got creative with closer Sergio Romo in their win over the Yankees.

Andre Ethier officially announced his retirement after 12 seasons with the Dodgers.

The Pirates’ 11-game win streak came to an end against the Indians but they have absolutely climbed into the playoff race.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague wrote about how the situation with Cespedes is eerily similar to Carlos Beltran and how it stems from management. She also covered Cespedes’s surgery news.

This Date in Mets History

On July 26, 1964 the Mets and Braves combined to use 22 pitchers in a doubleheader. The Mets lost both games and were outscored 26-17.