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Mets Morning News: Wet Met

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

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Meet the Mets

Sunday’s Mets game lasted for two batters and due to some tremendously big and tremendously wet rain, the other 26 outs will have to wait until a doubleheader on August 31, so please wait until the game ends before coming to any conclusions about the Mets.

Just in case you were wondering, the players also feel that starting the game knowing that rain was on its way was a dumb idea.

Noah Syndergaard logged on late last night to give his thoughts on the Braves-Phillies game and dunk on some unsuspecting victim...I’d hate to be that guy.

Many things can be claimed and denied, but one thing that is for sure is that Sunday was incredibly Mets.

The swelling of his hand hasn’t been great for gripping the bat, but fielding hasn’t been an issue for J.D. Davis as he makes his way back from the 10-day IL.

Around the National League East

Surpassing the Conforto hit by pitch as the dumbest thing an umpire decided this season, the Phillies won 7-6 in Atlanta thanks to a failed replay review on a slide home by Alec Bohm.

The call at the plate was so bad that it managed to draw spicy quotes from Travis d’Arnaud and Literally Mike Trout.

To make up for that horrible disappointment, please accept this video of Ronald Acuña Jr. running at 31.0 ft/sec.

Just for some extra wholesome content, two days after giving their Freddie Freeman home run ball to a Braves fan, the father and son tandem of James and Joshua Scott were gifted a baseball signed by Freddie Freeman and Bryce Harper.

In Sunday’s only NL East game not decided by rain or bad replay reviews, the Nationals lost the Scherzer-Kershaw battle 3-0.

Around Major League Baseball

Just after becoming the Master champion, Hideki Matsuyama brought up his admiration for Yu Darvish, Shohei Ohtani, and Kenta Maeda before any golfers.

With a positive case isolated, the Cubs will continue their pursuit of the 85% vaccination threshold and eventually, the 100% mark.

On the other, cooler, side of Chicago, the White Sox got most of their traveling party vaccinated and posted a nice thread about how jabs are cool.

A torn ACL has ended the season for Angels’ outfielder Dexter Fowler and will have him recovering for the next 6-9 months.

Garrett Crochet is living the dream of every third grader on Halloween.

A trip to the injured list for a biceps strain has paused Miguel Cabrera’s hunt for his 500th home run and 3000th hit.

The Yankees traded Thairo Estrada, the man who was shot in the hip and played his 2018 season with a bullet inside of him, to the Giants for cash.

Looking like a punchy, balding child, Rougned Odor deposited a two-run single into center field in the 10th inning of the Yankees’ 8-4 win in Tampa.

Earlier in that game, Brent Honeywell Jr. made his long-awaited debut and set down all six men he faced.

This Date in Mets History

Please wish Tomas Nido a happy 27th birthday and Justin Ruggiano a happy 39th birthday or face the consequences.