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Mets Morning News: Don’t cha know he’s still got it

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Winning a road series for the first time in what seems like forever, an uncharacteristically strenuous day for Jacob deGrom was saved by the offensive barrage of Robinson Cano and a home run from Jeff McNeil to lead off the game, ultimately giving the Mets a 6-2 victory.

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

Following a lack of hustle during Saturday’s game, Amed Rosario found himself on the bench for yesterday’s contest.

It couldn’t just be that easy as Mickey Callaway and the Mets had two very different reasons for Rosario’s absence.

On the outside looking in, it may seem as if Jeff McNeil can roll out of bed and go 3-4 with a double, but there’s a lot more than meets the eye in his preparation.

While this series may say otherwise, Robinson Cano has been dreadful on the road compared to his stats at home this season.

The second half is usually a good point for players to turn things around, but Jeurys Familia still hasn’t found his groove this season.

Ed Kranepool took his place on the Syracuse Mets Wall of Fame.

Around the National League East

Ryan Howard officially announced his retirement with the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park and even warmed up the infield one last time.

In the actual game, the shoddy Nationals bullpen struck again as Maikel Franco walked off with a majestic dinger in the home half of the ninth to give the Phillies a 4-3 win.

Despite allowing 10 hits on the night, Mike Soroka and the Braves were able to end their trip to San Diego with a 4-1 win over the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

Homer Bailey was traded from the Royals to the Athletics for Kevin Merell, Oakland’s first round pick in the 2017 draft.

News of Mike Trout departing the Angels’ game was met with anxiety and fear, but it only ended up being a sore calf for the MVP.

The Blue Jays sent Rowdy Tellez down to Buffalo and called up Billy McKinney to take his spot.

The Tampa Bay Rays came tantalizingly close to the first combined perfect game of all time as the OriolesHanser Alberto broke it up on a single to lead off the ninth inning.

Dellin Betances and Luis Severino were both cleared to start their throwing programs.

A week after his scary collision at home plate, Jonathan Lucroy will be undergoing surgery on his nasal fracture and hopes to get back to baseball within the next week.

Following Christian Yelich’s dropping out of the Home Run Derby, Mike Moustakas was asked to take his spot but opted to take it easy during his break.

In the Atlantic League, a batter stole first base for the first time in history.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1975 and 1986, a quartet of Mets starters represented and dominated in the All-Star Game.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The illustrious Steve Sypa took you for a voyage around the Saturday in the land of the Mets minor league affiliates.