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The Mets swept the Marlins in a doubleheader yesterday at Citi Field, putting them one game over .500. It’s the first time they’ve sported a winning record in months, and they won the nightcap in dramatic fashion.
It wasn’t all good news for the Mets yesterday, though, as Robinson Cano was found to have a torn hamstring after an MRI. The Mets haven’t announced a timetable, but that sort of injury could easily end his season at this point. And Jeff McNeil, who will probably get a lot of playing time at second base in Cano’s absence, left the night game last night with a calf cramp, though he insisted after the game that he is fine.
Sometime in the near future, the Mets are going to determine whether or not Brandon Nimmo or Jed Lowrie will return to the field this year, writes Deesha Thosar.
Mollie Walker writes about Michael Conforto’s bat waking up in the Post and how Amed Rosario is finally putting it all together. Kevin Kernan wrote about Jeff McNeil’s ever-increasing list of nicknames after Pete Alonso was shouting out a bunch of them the other day.
Tim Britton took a look at how the rest of the Mets’ schedule stacks up once they’re done with this stretch of playing teams that are not in contention.
Baseball Prospectus mentioned Mets prospect Ronny Mauricio in a writeup of several players (subscription required).
David Lennons writes about the Mets’ suddenly being right there in the playoff race.
Around the National League East
Asdrubal Cabrera, who was recently released by the Rangers and may have been a good fit for the Mets in Robinson Cano’s absence, signed with the Nationals.
And fellow forme Met Lucas Duda signed with the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
Carlos Torres signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Maggie Wiggin took a look at some of the other players who were recently DFA’d or released and might be able to help the Mets’ ailing roster.
This week’s episode of From Complex to Queens, our podcast covering the Mets’ minor league system, went up, as Steve and Ken take a look back at prospects who had their major league aspirations end prematurely due to injuries.
The Mets’ rotation has collectively performed at a Jacob deGrom level since the All-Star break.
Vasilis Drimalitis was on the series preview.
Allison McCague hit us with this week’s edition of the position player Player Performance Meter.
This Date in Mets History
August 6 marked the end of Yogi Berra’s tenure with the Mets back in 1975.