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Mets Morning News: McNeil and Conforto lead the way, Wright and Bruce make progress

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Giants on Tuesday night thanks to a big night from Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto. McNeil went 4-4 with two runs scored while Conforto drove in four runs, including a three run homer in the bottom of the eighth to put the game away for the Mets. Steven Matz started the game for New York and went five innings allowing two runs.

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

David Wright went 1-4 with a run batted in while playing seven innings for Port St. Lucie while Jay Bruce went 3-4 with a double and two singles.

The Mets have not given any indications that they will be giving Dominic Smith extended playing time. David Lennon thinks this is a mistake.

The day after Monday’s extra innings loss, Mickey Callaway stated the Mets need to prioritize their defense.

Both Amed Rosario and Kevin Plawecki have been showing progress as of late.

The New York Post checked in on how former Mets traded at the deadline are fairing with their new teams.

Around the National League East

The Nationals surrendered the 2018 season on Tuesday afternoon as they traded Daniel Murphy to the Cubs and Matt Adams back to his former team, the Cardinals. It also means that the Bryce Harper era in D.C. will end without a playoff win.

The Braves topped the Pirates 6-1.

The Marlins fell to the Yankees 2-1 in twelve innings.

The Phillies lost their third straight game as the Nationals beat them 10-4.

Around Major League Baseball

Jose Abreu underwent surgery to his lower abdomen/groin area on Tuesday.

Anthony Rizzo hit a home run against the White Sox while falling to his knees.

In his return to Miami, Giancarlo Stanton received a standing ovation before singling in his first AB.

A.J. Hinch named Robert Osuna the Astros closer for the remainder of the season.

Giants catcher Buster Posey is facing season-ending hip surgery.

The Red Sox record pace combined with the Orioles dreadful season is setting up for the largest gap in the standings in over a hundred years.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos had the daily prospect report.

Steve Sypa looked at how some of the Mets top prospects performed last week as well as handing out player of the week awards.

Linda Surovich broke down Jacob deGrom’s latest stellar start against the Phillies.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2006, Carlos Delgado hit his 400th career home run against the Cardinals. In the ninth inning, Carlos Beltran won the game for New York and produced a legendary call from Gary Cohen.