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Mets Morning News: Two Good Half-Seasons

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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

Zack Wheeler was able to turn “two good half-seasons” into $118 million and he was able to turn on good afternoon into a 4-2 victory for the Phillies over the Mets.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, MLB, Newsday, North Jersey, Post.

Between now and the All Star Game, the Mets hope to get three starts out of Jacob deGrom.

Yoenis Cespedes taking his fog machines and lasers back home to Florida might have put a damper on the Mets’ celebrations, but Club Citi could not be kept down for long.

Brandon Nimmo’s return to the Mets lineup may come as soon as tomorrow.

While he isn’t coming back to the major leagues this week, J.D. Davis will hopefully begin playing in minor league games on Wednesday.

The only thing more powerful than having one Megill in the major leagues is having two, supportive Megills in the major leagues.

It is important to know that Carlos Carrasco Has Not Had A Setback but he is also working his way back from what is almost definitely a setback.

While Carrasco’s comeback is doing fine and dandy, Dellin Betances’ is doing not fine and undandy, to put it in the kindest terms.

Following the passing of his grandmother, Marcus Stroman will be stepping away from the team to be with his family, but he should still make his next start.

Three days after electing to become a free agent, Mason Williams is back with the Mets on a minor-league deal.

The Mets purchased the contract of Evy Ruibal from the Florence Y’alls of the Frontier League.

Around the National League East

In the second start of his career, Kyle Muller contributed five scoreless innings in the Braves’ 4-0 victory over the Reds.

He didn’t try to take his pants off this time, but Max Scherzer still earned the win in Washington’s 5-1 win in Miami.

During that win, Max Scherzer became the 19th pitcher in big leagues history to reach the 2,900 strikeout plateau.

Before beating the Mets, Joe Girardi took the time to address all the things that are What You Want and Not What You Want from his team.

At 117.4 MPH off the bat, Ronald Acuña Jr.’s home run in Cincinnati was the hardest-hit ball by an Atlanta Brave since StatCast’s inception.

Around Major League Baseball

Phase one of the 2021 All Star Game voting has ended and the voting for phase two begins at noon today.

It’s not exactly “newsy” but you should look at Taylor Trammell’s batflip anyway.

The enforcement might have ended up a bit more...lewd than MLB anticipated, but the sticky stuff crackdown is lowering spinrates.

Despite claiming to only be using rosin, Former Mets Legend Hector Santiago was the first man ejected under MLB’s new sticky icky rule.

Cut short by a rain delay, Pittsburgh Pirates starter Max Kranick’s five perfect innings still set the new mark for most perfect innings in a major league debut.

After beating around the substantially less sticky Gerrit Cole, the Red Sox swept the Yankees for the second time this month.

Things weren’t much better after the game as the Yankees’ equipment truck hit the top of the garage door and got stuck leaving Fenway Park.

Finishing just a single shy of the cycle, Shohei Ohtani continued his insane first half, impressing everyone he encounters along the way.

I will spare your eyes the footage, but Cleveland’s Josh Naylor was carted off the field after a collision in the outfield against the Twins.

This past week, Tommy Pham settled his lawsuit with the San Diego strip club whose negligence led to his stabbing last offseason.

Though he is sitting out this season as he recovers from Tommy John Surgery, that doesn’t mean Justin Verlander can’t think about ending his career in Detroit.

This Date in Mets History

Either you wish Richard Hidalgo a happy 46th birthday or we’re gonna have a problem here.