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Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Reds 4-3 in ten innings on Tuesday night. Jason Vargas had his best start of the season, pitching into the 6th inning and only allowing one run. The Mets had a 3-1 lead going into the 9th, but Jeurys Familia could not complete the six-out save. After a JD Davis double and a Jeff McNeil single, Pete Alonso hit the walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 10th to secure the win for the Mets.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. Newsday, Daily News, NY Post, New York Times, and Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Jacob deGrom is not worried about his recent struggles.

Yoenis Cespedes was at Citi Field Tuesday as he progresses in his rehab.

Tim Britton looks at why so many Mets are getting hit on the hand.

Though this series against the Reds lacks excitement, it’s still just as important as any other one.

Ken Davidoff thinks it’s time for the Mets to reduce Jeurys Familia’s role.

Pete Alonso had a big compliment and comparison for his teammate Jeff McNeil.

The Mets lead the league in men left on base, but they’re not worried about it just yet.

The hard feelings of the Rhys Hoskins home run last week has now made its way to Triple-A Syracuse.

Jason Vargas has actually pitched quite well in his last few appearances.

Around the National League East

The Nationals placed Anthony Rendon on the IL with an elbow contusion. They were then defeated by the Cardinals 3-2.

The Phillies lost to the Tigers 3-1.

Josh Donaldson was scratched from the Braves lineup with right calf tightness. The Braves then lost to the Padres 4-3.

The Indians beat the Marlins 7-4 thanks to a Carlos Gonzalez three-run homer.

Around Major League Baseball

CC Sabathia became the 17th member of the 3000 strikeout club on Tuesday night. looked at some of the aces who are struggling to start the season.

In a moving piece on The Player’s Tribune, Rich Hill opened up about dealing with the loss of a child.

MLB is set to exclusively air 13 games on YouTube this season.

It has been a long road for budding White Sox star Tim Anderson to get to this point.

Tim Mead has been named president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin wrote about how Edwin Diaz has been everything the Mets traded for.

Linda Surovich took a deep dive into Citi Field and the Avengers. She also wrote about how the Mets dropped the ball on their catching situation.

The latest episode of UnforMETable is out!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1974, Tom Seaver struck out 16 Dodgers in 12 innings pitched.