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Mets Morning News: Still no new cases, but no plans for play to resume yet

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Meet the Mets

Up to this point, the Mets have thankfully not had any additional positive tests following the two that resulted in the weekend series being cancelled.

It still remains to be seen when the Mets and Yankees will make up the games that were supposed to be played this weekend.

While we still do not know which player tested positive for COVID, Pete Alonso is apparently healthy.

Tim Britton of The Athletic spoke with an epidemiologist to get an expert’s take on the situation with the Mets.

It remains possible that Steve Cohen’s shady business history could be an obstacle in his pursuit of purchasing the team.

Around the National League East

The Nationals suffered a major blow, as the team announced that Stephen Strasburg will need surgery for carpal tunnel neuritis and is thus done for the season.

The Marlins are planning on being buyers heading into the trade deadline, just as we all expected coming into the season.

The former two teams played a doubleheader yesterday, with Washington winning the first game and Miami taking the second.

The Braves emerged victorious in a back-and-forth battle with the Phillies, as Adam Duvall hit a walkoff single against new Phillie Brandon Workman.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mets are not alone in having a COVID scare, as the Astros had to shut down their alternate training site due to a positive test.

The Ballad of Slam Diego continued, as the Padres hit yet another grand slam.

Unsurprisingly, James Paxton placed the blame for the rash of injuries that have befallen the league this year on the shortened preseason camp.

Trevor Rosenthal, who is having an impressive bounceback season with the Royals, is expected to be on the move at the deadline.

MLB.com listed the ten teams who are under the most pressure to win it all this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kenneth Lavin provided an overview of the Mets’ organizational depth chart at third base.

This Date in Mets History

Jeff Francoeur infamously lined into an unassisted triple play to end the ballgame against the Philadelphia Phillies on this date in 2009.