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

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In their most anger-inducing loss of the season, the Mets dropped Sunday’s game to the Nationals 12-9. Tim Peterson and Zack Wheeler combining for 12 walks put the Mets into a hole that they almost managed to clamber out of by scoring eight runs in their last three times up to the plate.

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Before yesterday’s game, Jacob deGrom had his Cy Young Award re-presented to him and revealed that it will call the Mets Hall of Fame home for the remainder of the season.

New York Mets legend Carlos Beltran had some nice things to say about the Mets early in the season.

While nothing is certain, Zack Wheeler’s uncontrollable starts might be an issue that has to die twice.

Since his Tommy John Surgery almost a year ago, Travis d’Arnaud’s ligaments aren’t the only things that have changed.

Lenny Dykstra released an official response to Ron Darling in the New York Post.

Around the National League East

A game-tying ninth inning home run by Curtis Granderson wasn’t enough to get the Marlins a win as they dropped their game to the Braves, 4-3.

In a surprisingly low-scoring game for them, the Phillies secured a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins.

As Jose Berrios got his first out to start the sixth, a starting pitcher finally recorded an out in the sixth inning against the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

The undisputed best player on the planet, Mike Trout, had a very normal Sunday as he socked his fifth homer in the past four games.

With all the balls flying around the yard these past two weeks, it might not be a suprise to hear that the balls are probably juiced again.

The Cincinnati Reds and Pittsburgh Pirates found themselves in a fierce fracas and Yasiel Puig accidentally created a Renaissance Art piece.

On the Pirates side of the field, blame was placed on the bat flipping of Derek Dietrich.

For the first time since 2007, the Rays have won each of their first three series while the Giants have lost all three of theirs.

In a senseless beating of the defenseless Orioles, Gary Sanchez hit three homers and drove in six runs.

The Reds exchanged cash considerations or a player to be named later for the services of former Yankee Rob Refsnyder.

Christian Yelich launched the 100th home run of his young career.

The Cubs season may not be going well, but Joe Maddon still found the time to share a fun moment across the field with Craig Counsell.

With two more hitless at bats, Chris Davis will tie the longest hitless streak in MLB history.

Albert Pujols continued his rise up the all time hits list by passing Ichiro for the 22nd or 23rd spot, depending on who you trust with your statistics.

Sheryl Ring looked at whether umpires are actually unstoppable in doing what they please during the game.

This Date in Mets History

To start off what would eventually become their championship-winning season, the Mets played against the Expos in their first game ever on this date in 1969.