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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

Certified Vibe Master Marcus Stroman collected the win while Zero-Time National League Rookie of the Month Winner Chris Paddack took the loss as the Mets left San Diego with a 6-2 win and a 2-2 split in the series.

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

As of now, the team’s biggest hope when it comes to Jonathan Villar is that he doesn’t go out like Jeff McNeil.

Of course, a solid chunk of the Mets’ success is thanks to the backups and the backups of the backups coming to the rescue, but the return to prominence of Dominic Smith cannot be overlooked.

Brandon Nimmo is taking dry swings and may or may not be on the road to returning, but J.D. Davis is not swinging at all and is far off from any sort of return.

Someone who is mid-road to return is Luis Guillorme who has progressed to playing five innings in the minors rather than three.

The Mets received some cash from the San Francisco Giants in exchange for minor league catcher Bruce Maxwell.

David Peterson and Taijuan Walker will take the mound for the Mets against Bruce Zimmerman, Matt Harvey, and the Orioles.

The social media savvy Mets took to Twitter to defend the honor of Jacob deGrom and his non-stick fingers.

Around the National League East

The Phillies dished out what can only be described as a good old fashioned walloping as they handed the Nationals a 12-6 loss in Philly.

Despite 18 runs scoring, the most important moment in the Nats-Phillies game came when the protective netting behind home plate just sorta gave up.

Giving up zero earned runs in the game, Sandy Alcantara and the Marlins ended their weekend with a 3-1 victory over the Pirates.

Facing a considerably less sticky Trevor Bauer, the Braves closed their series against the Dodgers with a 4-2 triumph.

Looking back, it’s obvious that Mike Schmidt is the best draft pick in baseball history, but to one scout, it was always clear.

Around Major League Baseball

Taijuan Walker takes the crown for the Mets, but 29 other teams have great players who have never been named an all star.

Naturally, Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone spoke out in defense of his ace Gerrit Cole amid the rumors of him using that sticky icky.

Jesse Winker became the first player in Cincinnati Reds history to hit three home runs on two separate occasions in the same season.

A left shoulder strain means Orioles’ ace John Means has been placed on the 10-day injured list.

Byron Buxton’s recovery has gone well enough that he is on track to start his two-week rehab assignment on Tuesday.

Tony LaRussa has moved into the number two spot on the all time managerial wins list, trailing only Connie Mack.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane covered Jacob deGrom’s ninth start of the 2021 season in the Official Jacob deGrom Tracker.

This Date in Mets History

On this date across multiple years in Mets history, the team selected Dwight Gooden, Matt Harvey, Mookie Wilson, Lucas Duda, and Eddie Kunz in the MLB draft.