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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

Another day, another hero for the Mets as Adeiny Hechavarria’s fourth inning three-run home run was the difference in the team’s 4-3 triumph over the Detroit Tigers.

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

Brandon Nimmo’s struggles were explained as it was revealed that he is suffering from a bulging disc in his neck and whiplash. As of now, his timetable remains unknown.

David Cone mused on what the 1988 Mets core could’ve done if it had stayed together and more in an interview with SNY.

As Michael Conforto made his return from the 7-day concussion list, the Mets designated Rajai Davis for assignment.

Despite his demotion to the minors, Rajai Davis isn’t discouraged and plans on playing his way back into the big leagues.

Paul Sewald and Tim Peterson successfully made their way through waivers and were outrighted to Syracuse.

A dead man walking less than a week ago, Mickey Callaway seems to have had his job saved by the Mets’ best homestand since 2015.

Recently, the best players for the Mets have been those that you know the least about.

Dominic Smith’s success off the bench might force the Mets to rethink their usage of the lefty.

With his starting job not exactly guaranteed in the future, Adeiny Hechavarria says he’s here to help in any way possible.

During an interview with Steve Gelbs, John Oliver spoke nothing but the truth about baseball fandom in New York.

Down on the farm, the Yankees’ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and the Syracuse Mets had themselves a brawl.

Around the National League East

Despite scoring six runs in their final two times up, the Marlins were unable to go the distance in their 9-6 loss to the Nationals.

In a complete bullpen meltdown, Jordan Hicks and the Cardinals blew a 3-0 lead in the ninth inning and ultimately the game in the 10th inning against the Braves in their 4-3 win.

In a much less eventful game, Brandon Woodruff and the Brewers silenced and beat down the Phillies in a 9-1 battering.

Struggling with the fastball this season, Bryce Harper realizes that he needs to be better.

Around Major League Baseball

Fernando Rodney, the last man over the age of 40 in the majors, was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.

Pirates general manager Neal Huntington wants players to be eligible to return to a game after clearing concussion protocol.

After a collision with Jason Heyward, Kris Bryant is still being evaluated.

Following a pair of hitless games, Cavan Biggio made his mark by posting a 3-4 night with a home run for the Blue Jays.

Elation turned to heartbreak for the family of Mike Yastrzemski as he was immediately picked off first base following the first hit of his career.

Irked by irritation in his hip, Chris Davis has been placed on the 10-day injured list.

With his move to the 60-day injured list, Tyler Glasnow’s return has been pushed back beyond the All-Star Game.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010, the Mets completed their third consecutive shutout victory over the Philadelphia Phillies.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Mets fans’ confidence in the team’s direction reached a new low as only 13% of respondents in the FanPulse are confident.

ESPN broadcaster David Flemming sat down for an interview on Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation.

Steve Sypa covered a suboptimal Saturday for the Mets’ affiliates.