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Mets Morning News: Pete Best

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

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Meet the Mets

Capping off a three-game set in Kansas City, the Mets rode a six-run seventh inning to victory over the Royals.

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

With his 40th home run of the season, Pete Alonso blew past Cody Bellinger and the previous National League rookie record of 39 dingers.

After the game, Cody Bellinger took to twitter to congratulate Alonso on claiming the record.

Following another shaky start, Zack Wheeler plans on hitting the video room to return to dominance.

For a man who didn’t know if he’d make the team coming out of Spring Training, breaking a league-wide record was not something on Pete Alonso’s radar.

In return for the delivery of his record-setting baseball, Pete Alonso posed for a photo and gave memorabilia to the family that gave it to him.

Amed Rosario’s stint in the outfield came thanks to Mickey Callaway’s cautiousness with J.D. Davis and his balky calf.

It may not look like it, but the Mets believe that Edwin Diaz’s renaissance is coming sooner than you’d expect.

Around the National League East

In Philadelphia, Jason Vargas and the Phillies were taken down by Luis Urias and the Padres in a 3-2 game.

A four-run sixth inning was just what Atlanta needed as the Braves secured a 5-3 victory over the Dodgers.

This time it only took 9 innings to finish the game in Milwaukee as the Nationals locked down a 16-8 win over the Brewers.

With his vision failing him, Bryce Harper was removed from the Phillies’ game due to dehydration.

Speaking of young superstar outfielders leaving games early, Brian Snitker pulled Ronald Acuna Jr. after a distinct lack of hustle on a ball to the wall.

After a few weeks of being smacked around, Sean Doolittle has been placed on the injured list with right knee tendinitis.

Around Major League Baseball

Making his way back to the majors, Matt Harvey revealed that he was nervous before taking the mound for the Las Vegas Aviators.

To celebrate the Little League Classic, Kris Bryant and the rest of the cubs rode cardboard boxes down a hill, much to the delight of the children.

After receiving a motivational letter from a nine-year-old Red Sox fan earlier in the season, Chris Davis invited the youngster into the clubhouse before the Orioles’ game at Fenway.

Continuing his disappointing season, Joey Votto was placed on the injured list with a lower back strain.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s MRI showed nothing more than inflammation in his knee.

Yasiel Puig proved yet again that he is one of the true gems of the world as he imitated a little leaguer’s viral batting stance against CC Sabathia.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1957 the Giants officially voted to take their talents to San Francisco, opening the door for the eventual founding of the Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Rain and fog may stop the Mets minor league games, but it didn’t stop John Trupin and the Daily Prospect Report.