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The Mets offense fought hard but couldn’t come through for a Jacob deGrom start, dropping a game to the Braves 4-3 on a walk-off single by Freddie Freeman in the bottom of the ninth.

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deGrom gave up a two-run home run to Austin Riley in the first inning, and then retired the final eighteen batters he faced, fourteen of them via a strikeout. Dom Smith tied the game in the ninth with a solo home run, his second of the game, but Seth Lugo gave up the winning run in the final inning without letting a ball past the infield.

Though the extent of David Peterson’s injury is unclear, the team announced he will not be making his next scheduled start on Monday.

In other bad injury news, top prospect Ronny Mauricio missed his start at single-A Brooklyn due to an injury in his hand.

In somewhat better injury news, Carlos Carrasco has resumed throwing full bullpen sessions.

The Mets are scheduled to start Taijuan Walker, Marcus Stroman, and Tylor Megill in this weekend’s Subway Series.

Deesha Thosar examined how much luck plays into turning deGrom’s stretch of brilliance into a legendary run.

The Mets offense has not performed well this year, so SNY’s John Harper posed a question: which batter do you want with the game on the line? There was little agreement amongst the experts he polled.

Around the National League East

Ronald Acuña Jr. did not start for the Braves last night due to back tightness.

Some good news for Acuña though: he and Freddie Freeman were named starters for the NL All-Star team.

The Nationals and the Dodgers played the minimum five innings before rain ended the game with a 6-2 Dodgers victory. All-Star starter snub Max Muncy hit the game’s deciding grand slam in the fifth inning.

Rain postponed Thursday night’s Marlins-Phillies matchup in Philadelphia.

The Mets maintained their two-game lead over the Nationals in the division standings, with the Braves and Phillies both gaining ground.

Around Major League Baseball

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts announced that he plans on starting Trevor Bauer on Sunday, days after The Athletic reported on a restraining order placed against Bauer by a woman accusing him of rape.

The Dodgers’ decision drew ire from many sides, including from Ken Rosenthal and Craig Goldstein.

MLB announced their 2021 All-Star starters, with Shohei Ohtani, Fernando Tatís Jr., Rafael Devers, and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. getting their first appearances.

The Yankees traded double-A pitcher Keegan Curtis to the Diamondbacks for Tim Locastro. Locastro didn’t see the field today, however, as the Yankees’ game against the Angels was rained out.

Joey Gallo hit another home run, his seventh in five games, as the Rangers beat the Athletics 8-3 in Oakland.

The Red Sox pummeled the Royals 15-1 in Boston. Devers led the way with his 20th home run of the season and five total RBI.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian and Chris celebrated Bobby Bonilla day and discussed potential trade targets in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

This Date in Mets History

The Mets began a seven-game winning streak with a 14-inning win against the Cardinals on this date in 1969.