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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom feels good, Mets split doubleheader

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Meet the Mets

The Mets split their doubleheader with the Cardinals by losing the game pitched by Marcus Stroman and winning a bullpen game. The offense that was missing in the first game showed up in the second, led by Tomás Nido, Kevin Pillar, and Jonathan Villar. Jordan Yamamoto picked up the win in his first appearance as a New York Met. This afternoon, the Mets look to split the entire series with Taijuan Walker on the mound.

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Choose your recap Game 2: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News,, Newsday, North Jersey, Post

Before the doubleheader, the Mets got some good news on Jacob deGrom who said he is feeling good and is hopeful he will miss just the one start.

Despite being currently sidelined, deGrom is morphing into a real life Sidd Finch and doing things that shouldn’t be possible.

While the deGrom news was good, the Mets finally placed Brandon Nimmo on the injured list with a hand injury.

The bench came through for the offense in the second game, and while the offense as a whole has been inexplicably bad, Jay Jaffe writes that it’s not at the point where the team had to make a drastic move.

Hugh Quattlebaum is in fact a real person and is ready to get to work in his new role as the team’s hitting coach, and his tasks include fixing Francisco Lindor.

Keith Hernandez will be inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame on August 21.

Governor Cuomo announced that fans attending both Mets and Yankees games will be able to get vaccinated at the games. There will not be seating capacity restrictions in sections that require vaccination, but capacity will still be limited in sections that allow un-vaccinated fans.

Fans attending games will also get to enjoy the new Polar Burger inspired by Pete Alonso.

Around the National League East

The Braves hit yet another grand slam on their way to a 5-3 win over the Nationals.

The Marlins hammered the Diamondbacks in their 8-0 win.

The Phillies again tried very hard to lose but still somehow won against the Brewers.

The Nationals lost but pitcher Kyle Finnegan pitched an immaculate inning for Washington in the sixth.

Around Major League Baseball

Baltimore ace John Means pitched a no-hitter with the only blemish being a dropped third strike.

Tony La Russa’s tenure in Chicago has gotten off to a rocky start and it got even worse when he admitted to not understanding the extra-inning rule where he could’ve avoided pinch running a reliever.

The Blue Jays placed George Springer on the injured list after he played in just four games and re-injured his quad.

Reds star Joey Votto will miss about three weeks after he was hit by a Dallas Keuchel pitch that fractured his thumb.

The Yankees bested the Astros yet again led by the power bat of Giancarlo Stanton.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets’ offensive struggles, the firing of Chili Davis, and mattresses were all discussed.

Chris McShane took a look at Trevor May’s excellent start to the season.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday, Willie Mays!