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An offensive fireworks display in the fifth inning helped the Mets earn a series split north of the border. The Mets scored five runs in the inning led by a two-run shot by Todd Frazier. This time the bullpen was able to preserve the lead with Seth Lugo doing the heavy lifting and Jeurys Familia nailing down the save.
Noah Syndergaard’s return is on the horizon. He is scheduled to throw a rehab game this weekend and could return before the All-Star break.
With the Trade Deadline approaching, the Mets do have some pieces to move but they probably won’t get much in return.
Wilmer Flores could be one of the players on the move at the deadline, and has proved his worth recently with his hot hitting since returning from the DL. Despite the Mets’ current situation Flores still prefers to stay with the orange and blue.
It’s been a rough year for most of this team but especially Anthony Swarzak who has had a terrible start to his Mets’ career.
Around the National League East
The Nationals lost their fifth straight game to fall below .500. They also lost starter Erick Fedde to injury but there is no structural damage in his arm. Bryce Harper has also been struggling during this losing streak and his agent tried to explain away his struggles.
Around Major League Baseball
After departing the game early, the Yankees placed Gleyber Torres on the disabled list with a hip strain.
There are quite a few teams interested in what Manny Machado brings to the table, but two teams have emerged as the favorites to land the superstar.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane looked at players with expiring contracts that could be useful trade chips at the deadline.
This Date in Mets History
In 1962, the Mets signed 19-year-old Cleon Jones to a $1,000 contract.