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After not making any moves during the day, the team took on Lucas Giolito and the White Sox and again they needed late-inning heroics to get the victory. They rallied in the ninth after a misplay by Tim Anderson opened the door. Todd Frazier and Michael Conforto picked up the big hits to give the Mets their first lead of the night. Edwin Diaz had a little hiccup and gave up a home run but ended it with relative ease to continue the win streak.
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After trading for Marcus Stroman the Mets stood pat at the Trade Deadline but what exactly are they thinking now (paywall alert)?
Their plan is to seemingly go for it, but one significant part of the team is still lacking which leaves them a bit stuck in the middle.
Standing still and keeping the pieces they do have could ultimately be a win for this ballclub.
Early on in the day the team made it officially known that Noah Syndergaard was not going anywhere, and he of course made his feelings known on Twitter.
After all the talk and speculation, Zack Wheeler and Todd Frazier are still Mets.
The Mets’ strategy might seem unclear but at least they are giving themselves a chance, no matter how slim it may be.
Stroman officially joined his new team and is happy to be joining this stellar rotation as well as being able to come home.
Jeff McNeil seemed to be in some pain during his final at-bat of the night and while he said his wrist did hurt he thinks it is nothing serious.
There was some bad news for Dominic Smith who must remain in a walking boot for three weeks.
One day after Pete Alonso said he wants to model himself after Paul Konerko, the former first baseman reached out to the rookie to offer some advice (paywall alert).
Around the National League East
The Braves were busy and made quite a few moves to shore up their bullpen as well as adding some depth pieces. While their GM was busy making moves, the team was busy taking down the Nationals in extra innings.
The Marlins were surprisingly busy too and they made a couple of moves before the deadline. Sandy Alcantara struggled on the mound and Miami fell to the Twins.
The Phillies made another move and acquired Corey Dickerson from the Pirates. Reliever David Robertson needs elbow surgery and is out for the season. The Philadelphia offense struggled and they fell to the Giants 5-1.
The Nationals are again attempting to revamp their bullpen midseason. Washington rallied to come back against Atlanta only to see their bullpen blow it in extra innings.
Around Major League Baseball
In a stunning move, the Astros traded for Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke.
The Yankees and Dodgers failed to add any pieces that they desperately need and seem to have missed an opportunity to strengthen their team.
GM Brian Cashman had to address why the Yankees let the deadline go by without the team making any moves.
Quite a few deals were made but some were more beneficial than others.
Dustin May, the man dubbed “Gingergaard”, will be making his big league debut for the Dodgers this weekend.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 17 of A Pod of Their Own, possible trades and players being active online were discussed.
Maggie Wiggin discussed the Mets not making any additional moves despite the rest of the NL East being active.
Fan confidence in the team is starting to go up a bit.
Alonso took to social media to address the fans directly and his hashtag is a new rallying cry that could be yours on a T-shirt.
This Date In Mets History
On this date in 1989, World Series hero Mookie Wilson was granted a trade to Toronto, officially ending his time in Queens.