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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

Max Scherzer and the Los Angeles Dodgers waltzed into Citi Field for the third game of the weekend set and gave the Mets the Joe Pesci in Goodfellas treatment in a 14-4 loss.

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

On the bright side, getting curb stomped by the Dodgers meant that the Mets’ high leverage arms were able to take the night off.

Carlos Carrasco is just as confused about Sunday’s events as you are, which is either good news or bad news. That’s up to you.

Everything else sucks, but Francisco Lindor feels great and might be back sooner than later.

If Javier Báez can safely and easily field ground balls when his 10 days on the injured list are up, Luis Rojas will have no problem activating him.

Though some injury updates provide good vibes for the Mets, others are running against the clock of the winding down season.

If the Mets are going to be a “Good Team”, they have to start, you know, actually beating the other “Good” teams in the league.

In a twisted sort of way, maybe it’s better that the Mets are turning into a pile of ash and bones in mid-August instead of late-September.

Around the National League East

The Reds drove Aaron Nola out of the game before he could even finish the fifth inning in the Phillies’ 7-4 loss against Cincinnati.

All the game’s scoring came fast and early as the final score was decided in the fifth inning of the Braves’ 6-5 victory over the Nationals.

The shambling remains of the Chicago Cubs lost their 11th consecutive game as the Marlins sent them out of Miami in a 4-1 contest.

Nationals’ starter Joe Ross was diagnosed with a partial tear of his UCL for the second time in his career and will be reevaluated before any firm decisions are made.

As of the end of Sunday’s contests, Atlanta holds sole possession of first place for the first time since 2020.

Around Major League Baseball

If you saw Tyler Gilbert throw a no hitter in his first major league start and thought to yourself “how the hell did this guy get here?” I have the perfect article for you.

Even sitting at home with their choice of any one of the dozens of hitters in the majors on any given night, nobody has matched Joe DiMaggio’s 56 game hit streak.

The Pirates signed Yoshi Tsutsugo to a minor-league deal, becoming his third employer of the season.

Coming off of a pit stop on the injured list, Fernando Tatis Jr. continued his MVP campaign with a pair of homers against the Diamondbacks in his first game back.

The Red Sox claimed former Red Sox(Sock? Soc? Socc?) Travis Shaw off waivers from the Milwaukee Brewers and he is very happy to be back with good friends and good food.

On the ninth anniversary of Felix Hernandez throwing the last perfect game in Major League Baseball, Cleveland’s Triston McKenzie carried a perfecto into the eighth inning against the Tigers.

Max Scherzer would rather his manager not give his tuchus a congratulatory pat.

The Los Angeles Angels became the second team this season to designate Adam Eaton for assignment.

Yu Darvish is heading to the injured list and the Padres are possibly considering adding free agent Jake Arrieta to take his spot in the rotation.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2018, the Mets set club records with 24 runs scored and 25 hits recorded against the Phillies in the first game of a doubleheader.