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Mets Morning News: Lugo shines, SNY reportedly for sale to Cohen

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Meet the Mets

The Mets took the second game of a three game set against the Rays on Tuesday night. Seth Lugo got the start, pitching into the seventh inning, allowing two runs, one of which was earned, while striking out seven. At the plate, Pete Alonso broke out of a slump, going 2-3 with a home run and driving in three runs. Edwin Diaz got the save, securing the win for the Mets.

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Jacob deGrom, who is always brilliant, had more opportunities squandered by the Mets this season writes Tim Britton.

The Cy Young race deGrom finds himself in the middle of is a cluster of pitchers who all have a shot at the award.

deGrom will honor the late Tom Seaver with special customized cleats this weekend against the Nationals.

Joel Sherman asked numerous scouts and executives if they would rather have Pete Alonso or Dominic Smith.

It is being reported that Steve Cohen has an exclusive 30 day period where he can bid for SNY.

A key piece the Mets may have been missing this season was the presence of hitting coach Chili Davis.

The Athletic debated whether they would want 1971 Tom Seaver of 1972 Steve Carlton.

Around the National League East

The Phillies bullpen imploded yet again as they fell to the Nationals 8-7.

Marcel Ozuna homered twice and drove in five as the Braves beat the Marlins 11-1 to clinch the NL East.

Around Major League Baseball

Jose Ramirez clinched the Cleveland Indiansplayoff berth with a walk off homer on Tuesday night.

Angels’ Anderlton Simmons opted to sit out the remainder of the 2020 season.

Tim Kurkjian wrote about how people in baseball navigated a season like we’ve never seen before and why it hasn’t been as fun.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

In case you missed it, David Wright joined Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation to talk about his time as a Met and his upcoming book The Captain: A Memoir which will come out next month.

Chris McShane took a look at where Jacob deGrom stands in the NL Cy Young race.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Miracle Mets lowered their magic number to one.