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

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Meet the Mets

It wasn’t a sweep, but it sure felt like it. The Mets left fifteen runners on base and went 1-6 with the bases loaded as they dropped the series finale against the Marlins 4-2 in Miami.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Daily News, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday, North Jersey, Post

If there’s any solace in the loss, it’s seeing Rich Hill’s best performance so far in orange and blue.

The Mets lead on the NL East is slipping, but their upcoming weekend series against the second-place Phillies offers the team an opportunity to rebound.

Edwin Diaz’s wife Nashaly gave birth to the couple’s first son Sebastián. He’s very cute!

The Dave Jauss week may be over, but the complimentary articles continue to flow, this one courtesy of The Athletic.

Pete Alonso played stellar baseball in July, and he examines what has made him such an effective second-half hitter.

Jeurys Familia is once again entering games with “Danza Kuduro” as his soundtrack, which makes me nostalgic in a few ways.

Around the National League East

The no-good Nationals blew a ninth-inning lead as the Phillies got a game closer to first place with a 7-6 win in D.C.

The Braves also gained a game on the Mets and pushed their win streak to three with an 8-4 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.

After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets now hold a half-game lead over the Phillies and a two-game lead over the Braves in the division.

Around Major League Baseball

MLB and MLBPA agreed to extend Trevor Bauer’s leave to August 13th.

The Reds signed recently cut Ender Inciarte and assigned him to triple-A Louisville. The Reds beat the Pirates 7-4 yesterday in Cincinnati.

Gary Sanchez missed the Yankees game against the Mariners yesterday after testing positive for COVID. The Yankees won 5-3 powered by a 3 RBI day from Joey Gallo.

The Giants entered the ninth inning of their game against the Diamondbacks down 4-0 and somehow still won 5-4 in ten innings.

The Orioles claimed Jorge Mateo off of waivers from the Padres.

Yadier Molina and the Cardinals have entered extension talks. Molina is 39 years old and has caught over 2,000 games for St. Louis.

The city of Cleveland has agreed to house their professional baseball team at Progressive Field for an additional 15 seasons. To celebrate, the Indians dropped a 3-0 game to the Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday.

The White Sox and Yankees released some rather dapper uniforms for their Field of Dreams matchup next Thursday.

Astros Hall-of-Famer J.R. Richard died yesterday at the age of 71. Richard spent all ten seasons with the Astros and went 107-71 in his career.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian continued the difficult work of analyzing two key players of the Mets roster.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets fired Yogi Berra, released George Foster, and traded Armando Benitez on this date in 1975, 1986, and 2003, respectively.