Meet the Mets
One day after dropping 19 hits in Miami, the Mets collected 13 knocks en route to a 7-3 victory against the Nationals. Unlike in Sunday’s homerless game, the Mets hit two homers, including a solo blast from Pete Alonso in the third and a three-run shot from Francisco Lindor in the sixth, which gave the team some breathing room. Brandon Nimmo also collected four hits in the win. Max Scherzer wasn't at his best but pitched 6 2⁄3 effective innings as he picked up win #197, helping the Mets win their seventh straight in the process.
Lindor discussed the fear he felt during his at-bat against Steve Cishek, who hit him in the helmet earlier this season. Lindor overcame his fear and ended up homering against Cishek.
Scherzer evaluated his team following the win.
Prior to the game, a few members of the Mets visited the Pentagon and met with military service members.
Happy “Jacob deGrom’s first major league start in over a year” day to all who celebrate. Here is everything you need to know about the ace’s return today.
Dominic Smith could begin a rehab assignment soon, though his spot on the roster is complicated given the acquisition of Daniel Vogelbach.
In Tim Britton’s latest This Week In Mets, he wondered what the team’s recent hot streak means for them at the trade deadline.
Anthony DiComo outlined four potential trades for the team ahead of today’s deadline.
David Lennon thinks the Mets should be all-in at the deadline.
R.J. Alvarez cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Syracuse.
While the Mets signed most of their draft picks, they did not sign third rounder Brandon Sproat, as well as their 15th round pick Jackson Jaha and 19th rounder Jackson Lovich. They will receive a compensatory pick for Sproat.
Around the National League East
Atlanta made a big splash from within, inking All Star third baseman Austin Riley to a 10-year, $212 million deal so he can torment the Mets for years to come.
Prior to the game, Miami reinstated Jesus Luzardo and designated Jake Fishman for assignment. They also selected the contract of Aneurys Zabala.
Juan Soto’s name remains the big topic of discussion at the deadline. The Cardinals appear unwilling to part with both Dylan Carlson and a potential trade, which could be hindering their ability to acquire the star outfielder.
The Dodgers are also interested in Marlins’ right-hander Pablo López.
Around Major League Baseball
Keith law shared his Top 50 MLB prospects, which included three Mets.
Jay Jaffe of Fangraphs examined the replacement level killers at DH.
The MLB Trade Deadline heated up on Monday, and perhaps the biggest trade was the Padres picking up star closer Josh Hader from the Brewers. They parted with a significant haul in order to acquire the left-handed reliever.
Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns released a statement on why the club traded their All Star closer in the middle of a pennant race.
The Mancini deal turned out to be a three-team trade, as Baltimore received Seth Johnson and Chayce McDermott, Houston acquired Mancini and Jayden Murray, and Tampa Bay netted Jose Siri.
After missing out on Luis Castillo, the Yankees traded for Athletics’ ace Frankie Montas, as well as closer Lou Trivino, in exchange for a package of four prospects, including the Yankees’ number five prospect.
The Yankees are likely to trade Joey Gallo, who is garnering interest, before today’s deadline.
St. Louis designated Austin Romine for assignment with Yadier Molina set to return.
Caleb Smith of the Diamondbacks fractured his right hand “punching something that he shouldn’t have been punching” according to skipper Torey Lovullo.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
I previewed the team’s series against the Nationals.
On Episode 181 of From Complex to Queens, the crew analyzed the draft signing and trade deadlines.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2015, the Mets completed a sweep of the Nationals to jump into a tie for first place in the NL East and cap off a thrilling weekend at Citi Field. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, and Lucas Duda hit homers in the third inning to lead New York past Washington.