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After getting rained out on Friday night, the Mets won the first game of this weekend’s Subway Series, defeating the Yankees 8-3 behind a stellar effort by Taijuan Walker and a breakout day for the offense. Walker took a no-hitter into the sixth inning, but then gave up a home run to Aaron Judge that got the Yankees on the board. Luckily the Mets had built up a sizable lead thanks to a barrage of singles. Brandon Nimmo had a big game at the plate in his first day back from the injured list, collecting three hits and scoring two runs. Dominic Smith had three hits as well, along with two runs scored and three RBIs.
Meanwhile, Carlos Carrasco could return as early as the end of this month. In his first bullpen session throwing off the rubber, Carrasco’s fastball velocity was “similar to where it is midseason,” according to Luis Rojas.
But, in bad injury news for the Mets, David Peterson was diagnosed with a strained right oblique. The Mets are hopeful they can have him back by September, as his strain does not appear to be as severe as the one that sidelined Luis Guillorme recently, but these injuries are “usually up to 8 weeks” of recovery time.
Around the National League East
The Nationals lost to the Dodgers 5-3, as the Nationals failed to capitalize on a bases-loaded opportunity after a lengthy rain delay.
Kyle Schwarber has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to a hamstring strain after pulling up lame running the bases in Friday night’s Nationals-Dodgers game. He had just been named National League Player of the Month and could now be sidelined for a significant amount of time.
Sinclair Broadcast Group has submitted a bid to NBCUniversal to buy a package of sports networks that would include NBC Sports Philadelphia, the primary television home of the Phillies.
The Marlins bested the Braves 3-2 behind six strong innings from Sandy Alcantara.
The Marlins acquired righty David Hess from the Rays in exchange for minor league pitcher Justin Sterner and cash considerations.
Around Major League Baseball
The Yankees will pitch Gerrit Cole in Game 1 today and Nestor Cortes in Game 2.
Joel Sherman handed out his midseason awards.
The Orioles claimed RHP Shaun Anderson off waivers from the Rangers and designated Konner Wade for assignment.
Cleveland designated former Met Rene Rivera for assignment.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Ken Lavin gave us the Daily Prospect Report.
Christian Romo covered the injury update on David Peterson.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets came out on top of a marathon extra-inning game against the Braves on July 4, 1985.