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Mets Morning News: Mets split series with Yankees

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Meet the Mets

One day after the bullpen performed well, it was too much to ask to keep the streak going. Wilmer Font allowed the game to get out of hand and the offense was not up to the task to come back. Their only run came on their first pitch of the game when Jeff McNeil sent it sailing over the right field fence. That was it for the scoring and the Mets split the series with the Yankees.

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Both DJ LeMahieu and Jeff McNeil are chasing batting titles and should they both win it, it would be the first time that both a Met and a Yankee won it in the same year.

One day after getting sent to the bullpen, Steven Matz made his debut in relief and retired the only batter he faced.

Jason Vargas had another solid start on the mound and could end up being a trade piece for the Mets.

The bracket for the Home Run Derby is set and Pete Alonso will be squaring off against Indians’ slugger Carlos Santana in the first round.

For the second time this year, Alonso was named Rookie of the Month by Major League Baseball.

Tomas Nido has already been serving as Jacob deGrom’s personal catcher and now it seems like he will be Noah Syndergaard’s batterymate as well.

With the Trade Deadline looming at the end of the month, Todd Frazier is okay with whatever happens at the end of the month.

There is still no update for Jed Lowrie who is not close to playing in any rehab games.

The Mets have now reached a point in their season where all that is left is to play out the rest of the games since the playoffs won’t be achieved again this season.

Brodie Van Wagenen was heavily involved in the drafting of third-round pick Matthew Allan in what was a hectic day for the new front office (paywall alert).

Around the National League East

The Braves powered their way to a win over the Phillies.

The Marlins were no match for Stephen Strasburg in their 3-1 loss to the Nationals.

Nick Pivetta faltered on the mound for the Phillies against their division rivals.

Strasburg threw an Immaculate Inning and stuck out fourteen in the victory over Miami.

Around Major League Baseball

It is a wide open field for the Home Run Derby with many powerful sluggers facing off against each other.

Some All-Star substitutions were announced since three players will be unable to participate due to injury.

Tommy La Stella will be one of those who is unable to participate due to a fractured tibia that will leave him sidelined for about two months.

The Angels will honor Tyler Skaggs for the rest of the season with a patch on their uniforms.

Carlos Gonzalez is officially a free agent after being designated for a assignment by the Cubs.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On this week’s A Pod of Their Own, listeners will have a chance to win a Brandon Nimmo garden gnome.

Mets’ fans confidence in this team continues to plummet as they continue their losing ways.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, the Mets played a game against the Braves that started on July 4 but ended at 3:55am on July 5 after 19 innings.