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Mets Morning News: Alonso sets record in loss, Nimmo nearing return to Mets

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Meet the Mets

In a showdown between two teams competing for the NL Wild Card, the Mets fell to the Cubs. The Mets’ lone two runs on the night came off the bat of Pete Alonso and J.D. Davis, Alonso’s being his 42nd of the year which is a new club record. Marcus Stroman started for the Mets and went six innings, allowing a pair of two-run homers.

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Pete Alonso’s record breaking home run received praise from the former Mets’ record holders, Todd Hundley and Carlos Beltran.

After struggling to hit and find playing time with the Astros, J.D. Davis is having a big impact on the Mets.

Prior to Tuesday nights game, Robinson Cano took live batting practice.

As Brandon Nimmo nears a return to the Mets, he will play five innings with Triple-A Syracuse today before being reevaluated.

Spending the summer as a minor leaguer with the Brooklyn Cyclones can be pretty special, The Athletic writes.

David Lennon wonders if the Mets would stick with Mickey Callaway for the 2020 season if Joe Maddon became available.

The Mets are dismissing Jim D’Aloia, their director of pro scouting for the last eight years.

Around the National League East

With the way Dallas Keuchel has been pitching of late, he could be in a prime position to be the Braves’ starter for Game 1 of the NLDS.

North of the border,the Braves fell to the Blue Jays 3-1.

The Nationals were shutout by the Orioles.

In another close game, the Phillies this time lost to the Pirates 5-4.

The Marlins fell to the Reds 8-5.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros could make history with the number of batters their pitchers strikeout and how few times their hitters strikeout.

Charlie Morton has no regrets about his long road to stardom.

David Price could rejoin the Red Sox for a start this weekend.

Aaron Judge became the third fastest player in major league history to reach 100 career home runs.

The family of Rays’ prospect Blake Bivens, a pitcher in Double-A, was tragically killed in a triple homicide. You can view the GoFundMe for the family here.

Royals owner David Glass is considering selling the team.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series with the Cubs.

Ken Lavin looked at how the Mets’ top prospects fared over the last week.

Steve Sypa handed out player of the week awards for the Mets’ farm system.

Chico Walker is the player featured in this weeks edition of the UnforMETable podcast!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1989, Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser battled in what was the first time the reigning Cy Young award winners from each league face each other.