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Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Dustin Satloff/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Yeah, the Mets played yesterday and won 9-4 over the Nationals with Báez and Lindor driving in four of those nine runs, but did you know they did a thumbs down.

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

In the biggest bombshell story to hit New York since Andrew Cuomo’s resignation, a few of the Mets’ players have been doing a thumbs down celebration as a way of getting back at fans who booed them previously.

The man who hired and oversaw Mickey Callaway and Jared Porter decided that this warranted a team-issued blog post.

As is the case with most things happening on his team, in his view, in Citi Field, in the minors, and probably everything in between, Luis Rojas had no idea this was happening.

Despite everything going on, Steve Cohen is still Literally Just Vibing.

In some ways, this entire incident can be viewed as an example of the challenges that Steve Cohen still faces in revamping the team.

Some other reactions from the team include Taijuan Walker laughing it off, Kevin Pillar gently walking back the anger, and Marcus Stroman calling the outrage “fake bullshit.”

If you can’t get enough of people being mad over the thumbs, you can find some additional rambling anger in the Post and Newsday.

A lingering soreness of the left thumb has been keeping Tomás Nido out of the starting lineup, and Patrick Mazeika in it.

Unsymptomatic and vaccinated, Noah Syndergaard’s rehab has been delayed after a positive COVID-19 diagnosis.

If nothing else, Syndergaard remains in good spirits despite the setback.

The Josh Reddick Era for the Mets has come to an end as the veteran outfielder was granted his release after 11 games in Syracuse.

Around the National League East

In a trio of moves, the Phillies released Chase Anderson three days after designating him for assignment, placed Didi Gregorius on the paternity list, and called up Nick Maton to take his place.

Before today’s game, the Nationals will call up catching prospect Keibert Ruiz, acquired in the Turner and Scherzer trade, to catch Josiah Gray, another prospect who came over from Los Angeles.

Six Phillies pitchers combined to get 27 outs and fend off a late comeback attempt by the Diamondbacks in a 7-4 win in Philadelphia.

Jesus Luzardo’s best pitching performance since taking his talents to Miami was just enough to get the Marlins a 2-1 win over the Reds.

In the least stressful NL East contest of the day, the Braves battered Anthony DeScalfani and the Giants on their way to a 9-0 shutout victory.

Around Major League Baseball

Reaching base for the 29th consecutive game, Wander Franco joined Hall of Fame company in locking down the 6th longest on-base streak for a player under 20.

Homering for the fifth consecutive day, Salvador Perez tied the Kansas City Royals club record for consecutive games with a home run, joining Mike Sweeney at the top of the mountain.

In addition to tying a club record, Perez passed Carlton Fisk’s 1985 season to become the new American League catcher single season home run king.

Not only did Justin Turner throw a perfect ninth inning on Sunday against the Rockies, but he did it while wearing a sick pair of shades.

If reminding you of demons from the Mets’ 2015 playoff run wasn’t bad enough, let me remind you that 2006 demon Adam Wainwright is having an ace-like season at age 40.

Jose Abreu became the first major leaguer to cross the 100 RBI plateau in the 2021 season.

In the Little League World Series finals, the team from Michigan defeated the team from Ohio to bring the Wolverine State its first LLWS title since 1959.

Because everything else has been so grim, enjoy this boy who brought a comically large baseball mitt to a baseball game.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, Edgardo Alfonzo went 6-6 with three home runs in the Astrodome.