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The Mets fell 4-2 to the Yankees in game one their two-game set at Yankee Stadium. Save for a Daniel Vogelbach two-run homer in the seventh, the offense was nonexistent, barely making Domingo Germán work during his 6 1⁄3 inning performance. Max Scherzer, meanwhile, was far from sharp, allowing runs in the first, third, fifth, and seventh to take his 100th career loss.
Prior to the game, the Mets made a number of roster moves: They activated Tomás Nido from the IL, selected Connor Grey from Triple-A, optioned José Butto back to Syracuse, and designated for assignment. The Mets plan to stick with three catchers for the time being.
Tylor Megill says he will throw live batting practice soon, and still aims to return later this month or in early September.
In more positive injury news, Eduardo Escobar feels “really good” and could return by week’s end.
Scherzer will get an extra day off before his next start (thanks to Wednesday’s off day) and will pitch on Sunday afternoon.
If you haven’t yet seen this hype video the Mets posted following Sunday’s win, watch it and get ready to run through a brick wall for this team all over again.
Ahead of Old Timers’ Day, Jay Horwitz wrote about Edgardo Alfonzo, the “All Star without an ego”.
While the Mets have been a feel-good story, they are far from being assured a happy ending thanks to Atlanta creeping up on them.
If you think you’ve read enough pieces on “Narco” by Blasterjaxxx featuring Timmy Trumpet, no you haven’t and here’s another one courtesy of Variety.
Mark Vientos was named International League Player of the Week.
Around the National League East
Philadelphia selected the contract of Michael Plassmeyer and DFA’ed Tyler Cyr.
John Kruk did not take the Mets’ comeback on Sunday very well.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB.com writers shared one thing they got wrong for each team.
Derek Jeter discussed the key to not letting a big division lead slip away late in the season.
The Yankees placed pitcher Scott Effross on the IL and recalled pitcher Clarke Schmidt.
Freddie Freeman made a $500,000 donation to help bring new baseball facilities to El Modena High School.
Pujols shared NL Player of the Week honors, while Johnny Cueto was named AL Player of the Week.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague brought us the position player meters for the week.
I previewed Round Two of the Subway Series.
Episode 184 of From Complex to Queens focused on additional draftee debuts and late season contributions.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets opted to skip Matt Harvey in Coors Field, turning instead to Logan Verrett for the spot start on this date in 2015. Verrett responded with a tremendous effort, tossing eight innings of one-run ball to help guide the Mets past the Rockies 5-1.