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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 Mets played two games yesterday against the Yankees and they even managed to win one of them! Though they battered the noticeably less sticky Cole and Chapman in their 10-5 win in game one, Nestor Cortes and Chad Green’s indeterminate level of stick were too much to handle in their 4-2 loss in the nightcap.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue Short (Game 1 / Game 2) and long, Daily News, ESPN (Game 1 / Game 2), MLB, Newsday, North Jersey, Post.

Jacob deGrom made the National League All Star Team as the Mets’ sole representative, but he will not be participating in the actual game.

During yesterday’s doubleheader, reliever Nick Tropeano was activated and served as the 27th man.

In other roster news, Jonathan Villar was activated, Albert Almora was sent down, Sean Reid-Foley was placed on the injured list, and Yennsy Diaz was called up to take his spot.

The Mets have their eyes on some old, familiar Ass. Asdrubal Cabrera, that is.

Around the National League East

While he struck out 11 Dodgers, Joe Ross still took the loss in the Nationals’ 5-1 contest against Los Angeles.

As is tradition, the Phillies pitching staff and more specifically their bullpen got absolutely smacked as they lost 11-1 against the Padres.

Starting pitcher Max Fried actually ended up hitting the walkoff single for Atlanta in their back-and-forth 8-7 win over the Marlins.

Three Washington Nationals will be traveling to Colorado during the all star break as reserves for the National League squad.

Joining Ronald Acuña and Freddie Freeman who were already selected as starters, Ozzie Albies will be heading to Colorado.

Trevor Rogers will be the Marlins’ sole representative at the All Star Game.

For Philly, Former Met Zack Wheeler and Former Future Met J.T. Realmuto will represent the Phillies.

The Nationals’ racing presidents met the United States’ active president.

Around Major League Baseball

Though they will 100% change between now and the All Star Game, the National League and American League rosters for the midsummer classic were announced last night.

The approval of the Canadian federal government is the only thing that stands between the Toronto Blue Jays and a return to the Rogers Centre.

CJ Abrams’, the Padres’ top 10 prospect, will miss the rest of the 2021 season after fracturing his tibia and spraining his MCL in collision.

Buster Posey’s thumb getting bonked took him out of Sunday’s game, but the man who will start the All Star Game only has a contusion.

I don’t ask for much, but please look at this picture of Patriotic Daniel Vogelbach in Pittsburgh.

With his 31st home run of the season, Shohei Ohtani tied Hideki Matsui’s record for most home runs in a season by a Japanese-born player.

Oh and also he became the first player in baseball history to be selected to the All Star Game as both a hitter and a pitcher.

The Mariners delivered a critically important public safety announcement to the fans in Seattle.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets signed Cleon Jones for the massive sum of $1,000.