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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

A wasted Jacob deGrom start and a three-run eighth inning by the Cubs spelled doom for the Mets in a 5-3 loss in the series finale at Wrigley Field.

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

The best swings of the night for the Mets almost came after the game was over as Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas started an argy bargy with Newsday’s Tim Healey.

In the hours following the clubhouse calamity, more details began to emerge about why this fracas came forth.

After the dust settled, the Mets put out a statement on behalf of the team while Healey spoke to Newsday about the incident.

At some point today, Brodie Van Wagenen and the Mets will address the brouhaha with a press conference in Philadelphia.

Only a day after tying the club record, Pete Alonso decided that it was time to break the record for most home runs in a season by a Mets rookie.

The former record holder, Darryl Strawberry, released a statement congratulating Alonso and wishing him the best.

As a part of his rehab assignment, Gavin Cecchini reported to Brooklyn to join the Cyclones.

Around the National League East

The Marlins completed their sweep of the Phillies in a 6-4 victory as the City of Brotherly Love continues to watch their team tumble into mediocrity.

In an extra inning affair, the Braves and their bullpen stayed strong for long enough to secure a 4-3 win over the Nationals.

Following 6.1 of the worst innings pitched this season, the Nationals officially released Trevor Rosenthal.

After being hit by a pitch, Braves’ ace Mike Soroka exited the game, but X-rays were negative and he shouldn’t miss his next turn in the rotation.

Speaking of young Braves Starters, Atlanta optioned 2018 All-Star Mike Foltynewicz to the minors.

Adam Eaton decided to air his questionable opinions on the wages of minor league ballplayers.

Around Major League Baseball

During the Yankees’ annual Old Timers Day festivities, Mariano Rivera took a turn at the dish and cracked an inside-the-park home run.

In the most affectionate act by a fan since Morganna ran wild, a fan ran onto the field and hugged Cody Bellinger before being apprehended by security.

When the game ended, the Dodgers became the first team in history to win three consecutive games on walk-off home runs from rookies.

Following what is likely his last game in St. Louis, Albert Pujols took the time to swap jerseys with Yadier Molina.

Shortly after Dennis Eckersley had some words about Marcus Stroman’s actions on the field, the Toronto hurler took to Twitter to respond.

Christian Yelich hinted that he will be participating in the Home Run Derby next month in Cleveland.

For the Junior Circuit, Shohei Ohtani expressed interest in participating in the derby, but he hasn’t been approached yet.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1975, Jerry Koosman won his 100th game in the orange and blue.