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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Nationals, Pete Alonso takes the lead in home run race

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

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Meet the Mets

One day after suffering an absolutely devastating loss, the Mets showed some surprising resilience and bounced back nicely to take the series from Washington. Home runs from Juan Lagares, Robinson Cano, and Pete Alonso gave the team a lead even this bullpen would not relinquish. Jeurys Familia stumbled but Luis Avilan, Seth Lugo, and Justin Wilson easily shut to door for the team to walk away with a series win.

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Before the game, the team held a meeting and it was pitching coach Phil Regan who lightened the mood.

Pete Alonso hit his forty-fifth home run in the victory to give him the lead in all of baseball in that category.

Wilson Ramos’s hit streak came to an end at twenty-six games which is tied for second in franchise history.

Robinson Cano enjoyed a successful return to the lineup and with Cano back it gives the team more options and flexibility with their bench.

The game was broadcast on YouTube and the Mets were without a familiar voice providing commentary since SNY would not allow Ron Darling to be a part of it.

Despite the bullpen taking yet another win away from him, Jacob deGrom still has a chance to win his second straight Cy Young.

Around the National League East

Josh Donaldson is making his case for Comeback Player of the Year for the Braves.

Aaron Nola and the Phillies’ bullpen did not have a great night against the Reds.

The Nationals made it interesting but their comeback fell just short against the Mets.

Around Major League Baseball

Thankfully it seems like George Springer will be okay after he crashed into the outfield wall and was forced to exit Tuesday’s game.

Jeremy Jeffress had a tough year which led to Milwaukee letting him go, but several teams are interested in signing him for the stretch run.

Michael Lorenzen had quite a day against the Phillies and replicated a feat that hadn’t been done since 1921 by Babe Ruth.

Mariners shortstop J.P. Crawford will miss at least two weeks with a strained hamstring.

The Cardinals and Giants played a roller coaster of a game but eventually it was San Francisco that came out on top.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 20 of A Pod of Their Own, Brandon Nimmo and Robinson Cano’s returns were discussed and an update was given for the #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1965, the Mets signed Ron Swaboda who is best known for his incredible catch in Game 4 of the 1969 World Series.