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Mets Morning News: Canover the fence

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

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Meet the Mets

It was the Robinson Cano show at Citi Field on Tuesday night as he hit three home runs and drove in all five Mets’ runs in a 5-2 victory. Jason Vargas got the start and pitched exceptionally well, allowing just one hit over six shutout innings. In the 8th and 9th innings, the Mets bullpen bent but did not break to secure the victory.

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Zack Wheeler said his shoulder discomfort is gone after throwing a bullpen session on Tuesday.

David Wright views Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil as bright spots for the Mets this year.

Dwight Gooden was arrested for his second DUI just weeks after one involving cocaine.

The Yahoo Mets’ site is dead before it was ever even alive.

With his performance on Tuesday night, Jason Vargas is increasing his trade value.

Around the National League East

Trea Turner hit for the cycle as the Nationals topped the Rockies.

The Bravesbullpen struggled as they fell to the Royals.

The Phillies beat the Tigers in 15 innings Tuesday night.

The Marlins pitching staff dominated the White Sox in a 5-1 victory.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees came back to beat the Twins in a high scoring affair.

The Tigers could net a big return for some of their players at the deadline.

The Dodgers are set to renovate their stadium and add a statue of Sandy Koufax.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series against the Padres.

Ken Lavin looked at how the Mets top prospects fared last week.

Michael Conforto is not overrated, writes Richard Staff.

David Capobianco thinks the Mets probably won’t get a great return in a trade for Zack Wheeler.

Chris McShane looked at Jeurys Familia’s relative success since returning from the IL.

Steve Sypa handed out Mets minor league players of the week honors.

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast is out!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1988, the Mets retired Tom Seaver’s number.