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Mets Morning News: Pain in the Asdrubal

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Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Proving that all good things must come to an end, the Mets’ winning streak came to an end as shoddy defense led to a 7-4 loss to the dreaded Nationals.

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

While they remained hidden for most of the streak, the most Mets characteristics of the team shone through in their loss to Washington.

Even though he was the hero of the Nationals win on Sunday afternoon, Asdrubal Cabrera wanted to be a Met this season.

New Jersey native and lifelong Mets fan Brad Brach had a successful debut in the orange and blue.

He may not have had his best stuff, but Jacob deGrom still put up a solid start against the Nationals.

With Edwin Diaz remaining a mystery coming out of the bullpen, the roles in the Mets’ bullpen remain fluid.

Speaking of Diaz, he will have to find his true self if the Mets are going to make an actual run into and beyond the Wild Card.

With the Little League World Series underway, a team representing New Jersey cites Todd Frazier as their reason for existing.

Around the National League East

The Braves narrowly avoided another meltdown from their bullpen as they locked down a 5-4 victory over the Marlins

Coming up to the plate for the first time in his career, Will Smith got jiggy with it and drove in a pair of runs in the 9th inning before shutting down the Phillies in the Giants9-6 triumph.

While it may have looked bad, Juan Soto’s leg injury only ended up being an ankle sprain that will have him day-to-day for the time being.

For Philly, Jake Arrieta is unsure if he will pitch again this season.

Around Major League Baseball

A scary collision on the California freeway sidelined Jessica Mendoza before last night’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcast, but she should be ready to roll for next week’s Little League Classic.

After a baseball card mistook him for the Canadian pop star, Shane Bieber has filed for the trademark to “Not Justin”.

Joe Maddon remains optimistic that he will be the manager of the Cubs beyond his current contract.

Almost three decades after his final game with the club, the Giants announced that they are retiring Will Clark’s number 22.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1994, the Major League Baseball season came to an end as the players’ strike began.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa toured a busy Saturday in the land of Mets minor league affiliates.