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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

The man they call Dick Mountain made his Mets debut, earning a no decision, as Pete Alonso homered and Jeff McNeil’s two-run double made the difference in the Mets’ 5-4 win over the Blue Jays.

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

Just as it has been in the broadcast booth for the past 15 years, Gary and Keith will join Ron Darling on the field as he is inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.

After throwing a bullpen with no complaints, Jacob deGrom is progressing nicely and could potentially be back in the rotation by early August if things break right.

As Carlos Carrasco and Jacob deGrom (hopefully) make their way back to the major league rotation, the Mets will receive a much-needed boost.

Marcus Stroman showed off the Mets’ new black jerseys as he warmed up before yesterday’s game.

If there’s anyone who should get credit for the Mets’ recent success, it has to be newly-minted horse father Pete Alonso.

Though the Mets may not be a super intimidating or overpowering team, the rest of the NL East isn’t much better.

If you were worried that Rich Hill would be the first and last starting pitcher acquisition of the Mets’ deadline, I have good news.

Around the National League East

Aaron Nola came within one out of a complete game victory, but it was Ranger Suarez who closed the door on the Phillies’ 2-1 win over the Braves.

Taken down by a sacrifice fly and a fielder’s choice, the Nationals were swept at the hands of the Orioles after their 5-4 loss in Baltimore.

Smacking around Yu Darvish and using seven different pitchers to get 27 outs, the Marlins left San Diego with a 9-3 win over the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

The sexual assault allegations that have become synonymous with Trevor Bauer has some wondering if he will ever pitch for the Dodgers again...or why he ever did in the first place.

After a rough outing for the future Cleveland Guardians, Nick Wittgren and his family received multiple death threats online.

Following several days of the Dodgers Mets-ing, Mookie Betts has been placed on the 10-day IL.

For a trio of young prospects, Former Future Met Adam Frazier is heading to the San Diego Padres for the rest of this season and all of next.

By this time next week, the Pirates will most likely have traded Tyler Anderson to one of the ravenous teams in pursuit of rotation help.

Nothing is official yet, but the Mariners are said to be looking into acquiring the current major league stolen base leader, Whit Merrifield, from the Royals.

Shohei Ohtani is such a good baseball player that the Minnesota Twins’ fans booed their own team after they intentionally walked him.

Extension talks between the Twins and Byron Buxton stalled after the two sides couldn’t come together on a seven-year deal for $80M guaranteed.

Despite having a funeral in April, Eloy Jimenez will be making his season debut for the White Sox today.

Though he hasn’t received an offer to his liking yet, Cole Hamels will continue ramping up and throwing in hopes of eventually getting what he wants.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, Matt Harvey made his major league debut, striking out 11 Diamondbacks in 5.2 innings of work.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski brought us the latest edition of This Week in Mets Quotes.