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Mets Morning News: Six RBI night for Ramos lifts Mets, Lugo wins NL reliever of the month

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

MLB: AUG 03 Mets at Pirates

Meet the Mets

The Mets staged a comeback victory to beat the Pirates 7-5. Marcus Stroman wasn’t stellar in his Mets debut, but he did help his own cause with a defensive gem that helped avoid a big inning. Wilson Ramos drove in six of the Mets’ seven runs, including a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning.

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

Seth Lugo was named National League Reliever of the Month, an award he did not know existed until yesterday.

The Mets claimed lefty Donnie Hart off waivers from the Brewers and optioned him to Triple-A Syracuse.

Around the National League East

The Braves walked off the Reds to complete a 5-4 victory in ten innings. Both Mark Melancon and Shane Greene debuted for the Braves while Trevor Bauer made his debut for Cincinnati.

The Braves are going to have some interesting decisions to make regarding their roster in the coming weeks, writes Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Phillies beat the White Sox 3-2 on the back of Aaron Nola’s fantastic performance.

The Marlins lost to the Rays 8-6 in a back-and-forth contest.

Stephen Strasburg—who beat out Jacob deGrom to win National League Pitcher of the Month for July—was pounded in the Nationals’ 18-7 loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals designated Tony Sipp for assignment.

Around Major League Baseball

Ken Davidoff takes a look at how the moves made at the trading deadline will impact teams down the road.

Craig Edwards pushes back against the idea that the second wild card is the reason why the trading deadline was uneventful.

The Astros threw a combined no-hitter.

Walker Buehler tossed a complete game and struck out 15 Padres hitters.

Nelson Cruz had his second three-home run game in 10 days.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ken Lavin wrote a profile on the newest Mets starter, Marcus Stroman.

Joe Sokolowski reviewed the week in Mets quotes.

I wrote a piece about the newfound optimism surrounding the 2019 Mets.

Michael Drago covered the Seth Lugo reliever of the month news.

Vasilis Drimalitis recapped the Mets’ latest roster moves.

This Date in Mets History

Joel Youngblood recorded hits for two separate teams on this date 37 years ago.