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Mets Morning News: El triunfo del Mago

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Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Carlos Carrasco made his second start of the season and lasted 4.2 innings in which he gave up two runs. Meanwhile, Javy Báez swam around a catcher’s tag and banged a clutch solo homer to score two of the Mets’ five runs, as the team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-3 win over the Marlins.

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Addressing the team’s recent woes, Luis Rojas called a players’ meeting on Wednesday.

J.D. Davis has been dealing with a nagging hand injury and plans to play through it for the rest of the season.

Closer Edwin Díaz was placed on the paternity list prior to yesterday’s game, and the team called up Jake Reed to take his place.

The Mets might consider putting Báez at third base once Francisco Lindor returns to keep Jeff McNeil at second base full-time.

The Mets released their 2022 schedule and announced new Pete Alonso-themed promotions for August 12th and 13th.

Minor league outfielder Adrian Hernandez announced his retirement.

Brendan Gawlowski of Fangraphs reflected on the Kumar Rocker situation and advocated for improvements to the draft process.

Around the National League East

The Phillies won their fourth game in a row with a 9-5 victory over the Nationals.

The Braves won their second straight game for the first time since the all-star break with a 7-4 win over the Cardinals.

After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets remain in first place, up 1.5 games over the Phillies and 2.5 games over the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

The Angels announced that Anthony Rendon will have season-ending surgery on his hip. They still have one star left, though, and he pitched six innings as they reached .500 once again with a 2-1 win over the Rangers.

The Dodgers signed Cole Hamels to a deal that guarantees $1 million and $200,000 per start for the rest of the season.

Brewers pitcher Eric Lauer tested positive for COVID, making him the 5th Brewer since July 26th to test positive. The Brewers beat the Pirates 4-2, anyway.

Anthony Rizzo homered once again as the Yankees beat Matt Harvey and the Orioles 10-3.

George Springer landed a triple shy of the cycle as the Blue Jays beat Cleveland 8-6.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison, Maggie, and Linda talked about the trade deadline and Kumar Rocker in the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday Jon Olerud! And 2017 Mets legend Chasen Bradford!