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Meet the Mets

In the 90th All-Star game, the American League prevailed over the National League 4-3. All three Mets’ All-Stars played in the game. Jacob deGrom pitched the third inning, retiring the side on seven pitches and was able to get Mike Trout to pop up, avenging the home run he hit off of deGrom in last years game. Pete Alonso went 1-2 with an RBI single in the eighth inning. Jeff McNeil recorded an out in his only at bat and had an unfortunate mishap appear on the scoreboard during his plate appearance.

Pete Alonso’s home run derby performance was a big win for the Mets writes Dave Lennon.

Joel Sherman says the Robinson Cano trade could get even worse.

Tim Britton looks at if Pete Alonso is having the best offensive season in Mets’ history.

Brodie Van Wagenen’s first big trade has been a big-time flop.

Around the National League East

The Nationals have four reliable starters and need a fifth one to emerge.

Mike Soroka played well for the Braves in the All-Star game.

J.T. Realmuto had something a little different on his helmet when he went to bat in the All-Star game.

Around Major League Baseball

On Tuesday, Tony Clark said he has proposed eliminating the current player draft.

Rob Manfred had some interesting things to say regarding the juiced baseball.

Shane Bieber became the first player since 1999 to win All-Star game MVP in his home ballpark.

Take a look at all of the numbers from the All-Star game.

In a touching moment, the baseball world stood up for Carlos Carrasco, who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Mets minor league players of the week is out.

You can celebrate Pete Alonso’s home run derby victory with a t-shirt!

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast is now available.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, the Mets had one of their more memorable walk-off wins against the Yankees.