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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom solid, Mets drop series to Red Sox

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom had one bad inning against baseball’s most potent offense. He gave up three runs to the Red Sox with the most damaging blow coming off the bat of Brock Holt who hit a two-run home run in the third. Outside of that inning deGrom was dominant and his offense got him off the hook when they eventually tied up the game. Seth Lugo relieved deGrom and Boston immediately went ahead which sealed their series victory over the Mets.

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Jacob deGrom’s latest start added to his resume for the quest for Cy Young, but once again the team failed him like they have all season (paywall alert).

Amed Rosario had a couple of big hits in the final game against Boston and he is finishing the season strong after struggling at the beginning of the year.

In a crucial part of the game, Jeff McNeil slid into first base in an attempt to beat out a ball hit in the infield. After the game his manager said he had no issue with the slide.

David Wright will play in a Met uniform for the final time at the end of the month, but he has given Met fans plenty of memorable moments over the course of his career.

Wright is not only the greatest player in Mets history, he was one of the best to play in his era.

Around the National League East

The Braves dropped the finale against the Nationals 6-4.

The Marlins also defeated the Phillies by a score of 6-4. Manager Don Mattingly would like to see a change to the expanded rosters in September because it changes the way the game is played.

The Phillies lost an ugly game to the Marlins.

With their win over the Braves, Washington took two-out-of-three against their division rivals.

Around Major League Baseball

Mookie Betts exited the game against the Mets early with soreness in his side but he should be ok.

Minor League players have long been underpaid and now there is a push for them to unionize.

Eight-year-old Hailey Dawson completed her dream of throwing out the first pitch in all 30 stadiums when she threw the ceremonial first pitch for the Angels.

The Yankees’ bullpen cost them another win and what was a strength now looks like a bit of a weakness as they wait for Aroldis Chapman to return.

The playoff picture is still not totally in focus yet as the season enters its final two weeks.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets defeated the Cubs and clinched the division on this date in 1986. Dwight Gooden pitched all nine innings in the 4-2 victory.

Happy Birthday John Franco!