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Mets Morning News: Día De La Derby

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

Chevrolet Home Run Derby

Meet the Mets

Proving that some things just don’t change, the Mets spent their last day of the first half just as they had spent dozens of others along the way: losing. With Aaron Nola threatening to throw a no-hitter and Jay Bruce blasting a pair of homers, the Phillies had no issues securing a 8-3 victory.

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

At 8:00 tonight, Pete Alonso will represent the Mets at the Home Run Derby.

Despite their increasing frequency, days off still don’t sit well with Wilson Ramos.

Nearly 13 years after his historic catch, the Post caught up with Endy Chavez, now enjoying a position as a coach with the Cyclones.

Before they took off for Cleveland, the Mets trio of All-Stars were presented their official jerseys.

Noted fan favorite Jerry Manuel represented the Mets as the bench coach for the National League during yesterday’s Futures Game.

A conspicuous number of Mets batters have found themselves on the bad end of some thrown balls thanks to the Phillies. Coincidence? Todd Frazier thinks not.

Long Island’s Anthony Kay has noticed some changes as he transitions to the AAA lifestyle, including the mystical 2019 baseball.

The Mets bullpen has evolved into such a cursed collection of misery that not even Edwin Diaz can escape its grasp.

To wrap up his first half in the big leagues, Pete Alonso became the third rookie and second Met to hit 30 home runs before the All-Star Game.

Around the National League East

Despite a bit of anxiety thanks to a three-run eighth inning by the Marlins, Dallas Keuchel and the Braves were able to cap off their first half with a 4-3 win over Miami.

Thanks to a three-run eighth inning of their own, the Nationals defeated the Royals in a 5-2 contest in their last game of the half.

Brian Dozier shared his penchant for dropping down and unleashing a hearty twerk.

Around Major League Baseball

Erring on the side of caution with some back issues, Christian Yelich pulled himself from the Home Run Derby and was replaced by Oakland’s Matt Chapman.

While it may disappoint some, Yelich’s exit from the derby opened the door for Matt Chapman to live his dream.

With the years and the concussions catching up to him, Francisco Cervelli officially ended his career as a catcher.

Speaking of the hardships that a catcher faces, Jonathan Lucroy departed yesterday’s game after a nasty collision with Jake Marisnick.

Following the game, Jake Marisnick tweeted his well wishes to Jonathan Lucroy while Yadier Molina took a more vulgar approach to sharing his thoughts on collisions at the plate.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1980 and 1997, John Stearns and Bobby Jones appeared in their first All-Star Games representing the Mets.

On this date in 2014, the Mets won the 4000th game in franchise history.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa covered all there was to know about the Mets affiliates on Saturday.