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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets returned home and enjoyed an off day before they welcome the Phillies to Citi Field for a three-game series this weekend.

Two wonderful profiles of our beloved Polar Bear were published by The Athletic (paywall alert) and Sports Illustrated. Both highlight Alonso’s dedication to the game but also the joy he gets playing it.

Taking taekwondo as a child might’ve helped the young slugger develop his skills at first base.

Wilson Ramos’s hit streak finally came to an end but it was still a pretty incredible feat for the catcher.

With the season in the stretch run the team is facing quite a few questions but there are always two sides to every answer.

The Mets are interested in reliever Jeremy Jeffress who was recently released by the Brewers.

Noah Syndergaard was spotted in the city enjoying his new scooter that was a gift from Robinson Cano.

Jed Lowrie helped lift the Cyclones to a win over the Renegades and could be back with the big league club soon.

Pitching coach Phil Regan was a member of the 1969 Cubs and now he is a part of a different Mets team trying to catch the Cubs.

There are a few potential Hall of Fame players playing the game right now, and Jacob deGrom is one of them.

Around the National League East

Max Fried and the Braves dominated the Nationals in a 4-2 win.

Marlins reliever Brian Moran made his Major League debut and struck out his younger brother Colin in his appearance. The older brother’s team also got the victory in Miami.

The Phillies were walked off in the eleventh inning by Phillip Ervin to fall to the Reds.

Stephen Strasburg was outdueled by Max Fried in the Nationals’ loss to the Braves. Strasburg could opt out of his contract and become a free agent after the season and it seems like he is leaning in that direction.

Around Major League Baseball

Craig Kimbrel will be placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation in his right elbow.

Mike Trout hit his forty-fifth home run which ties him with Pete Alonso for the league lead.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa is listening to advice he received from Alex Rodriguez and is switching agents, despite the agency not being a baseball business.

The Cardinals blew out the Giants in a 10-0 victory.

The Cubs hammered the Brewes in a 10-5 win.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Oscar Sullivan took a look at Wilson Ramos’s hit streak.

On Episode 21 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris try to make sense of the meltdown against the Nationals and if the season ended that day.

A Pod of Their Own finalized the details of the meetup scheduled for September 21.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2006, the confounding Oliver Perez pitched a complete game shutout against the Atlanta Braves.