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Mets Morning News: Mets win behind Nimmo’s big game

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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 came from behind yesterday to beat the Phillies 10-6 last night. Seth Lugo started for the Mets and gave up six earned runs in just 1.2 innings pitched. Brandon Nimmo went 3-4 with a triple and a home run, Dom Smith went 3-5 with a double and two runs batted in, and Pete Alonso and Robinson Cano both homered. Edwin Diaz walked two in the ninth, but the Mets held on to defeat the Phillies and keep their playoff hopes alive.

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David Peterson will start for the Mets on Saturday. Steven Matz will start on Friday.

Sports Illustrated discussed Dom Smith’s voice on important societal issues.

Jacob deGrom remains day to day with his right hamstring injury. His hamstring is reportedly feeling better after playing catch today,

Jed Lowrie’s 2020 season has ended, and the infielder has returned to his home in Houston. His time with the Mets organization has probably come to a end.

Seth Lugo’s velocity has steadily declined since moving to the rotation.

Around the National League East

The Braves have reinstated Max Fried from the 10-day injured list.

Where do the Braves stand heading into the last ten games of the season?

The Nationals have placed Adam Eaton on the 10-day injured list.

Bryce Harper’s batting average should make Nationals fans smile.

Around Major League Baseball

An MLB.com poll has Shane Bieber and Yu Darvish as the Cy Young Award winners for this season.

The lack of scouts at big league games this season is baseball’s unseen loss.

Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton have returned from the injured list for the Yankees.

The Mariners weekend series against the Padres has been moved from Seattle to San Diego, because of air quality issues in Seattle.

The Red Sox have laid off around 10% of their full-time staff.

C.J. Nitkowski, a broadcaster for the Rangers and former big leaguer, has tested positive for COVID-19.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian Salvatore and Chris McShane discussed the Mets ownership news on the latest installment of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, the Mets played the last ever game at the Polo Grounds. The Mets lost to the Phillies, 5-1.