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Mets Morning News: Mets down Nationals to snap losing streak; Cespedes hurt on ranch

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Meet the Mets

The Mets managed to win a game in which their starter, Wilmer Font, lasted all of four innings, which was reasonably about as much as they could have expected from him. Some early hitting heroics from Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario, each of whom hit a solo home run in the first inning, helped put the Mets ahead at the start of the game. The Mets managed to hang on and beat the Nationals 5-3 for a much-needed win following their terrible weekend against the Marlins.

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Brodie Van Wagenen stood behind Mickey Callaway in a press conference on Monday.

Jerry Beach at Forbes said firing Callaway won’t fix the Mets anyway.

Ken Rosenthal says the Mets need a veteran managerial presence and brought up the Wilpons as a common theme when it comes to the Mets’ woes over the past decade.

Jeff Passan took aim at the Wilpons in his column about the Mets’ circus of a day yesterday.

Ken Davidoff said he didn’t buy Van Wagenen’s sincerity.

Yoenis Cespedes fractured his ankle, he says, after he fell in a hole on his ranch and twisted it. Whether the Mets believe Cespedes’ story or not may determine whether they try to recoup the money left on his contract — something that is possible to do if Cespedes violated any terms of his contract by riding a horse or taking some other unnecessary risk.

Seth Lugo was sent to the DL with shoulder tendinitis.

Adam Eaton lashed out at Todd Frazier post game, after the two had a run-in on the field.

It’s getting harder for the Mets to ignore the numbers Anthony Kay is putting up in the minors.

Pete Alonso collected 15 home runs far faster than any previous Mets player. David Wright and Ron Swoboda needed 25 more games than Alonso to reach that number.

Around the National League East

The Braves beat the Giants 4-2.

The Phillies appeared to bring back their 3D logo batting helmets in their victory over the Cubs on Monday.

Around Major League Baseball

Julio Urias appears to be headed for reinstatement following his placement on administrative leave after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in an LA mall parking lot. MLB failed to obtain the video of the incident from the mall and will reinstate Urias.

The Reno Aces (Diamondbacks) and Tacoma Rainiers (Mariners) played an absolutely bonkers game in Triple-A that featured 33 runs, one player hitting four home runs in a single game, and another player hitting for the cycle.

Josh Hamilton is set to be inducted into the Rangers’ Hall of Fame.

Marc Carig says the Twins should be among the first in line to sign closer Craig Kimbrel.

Fangraphs tried to parse out what’s turned Josh Bell into such a prodigious power hitter this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report duties.

A new episode of From Complex to Queens came out.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Nationals series.

Allison McCague prepared player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

Today’s traditionally been a good day for Mets pitchers, so lets hope that luck holds up for Zack Wheeler when he faces off against the Nationals today.