Mets Morning News August 2, 2022

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A day after dropping 19 hits in Miami, the Mets had 13 hits en route to a 7-3 win over the Nationals. Unlike Sunday’s homeless game, the Mets hit two home runs, including a Pete Alonso solo shot in the third and a Francisco Lindor three-pointer in the sixth, which gave the team some breathing room. Brandon Nimmo also had four hits in the win. Max Scherzer was not at his best but threw 6 23 effective innings as he took victory #197, helping the Mets win their seventh straight in the process.

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Lindor discussed fear he felt during his fight against Steve Cishek, who hit him in the helmet earlier this season. Lindor overcame his fear and ended up homerunning Cishek.

Scherzer evaluated his team following the victory.

Before the game, a few members of the Mets visited the Pentagon and met with military service members.

Travis Jankowski has been claimed by the Seattle Mets…uh…Mariners. The Mariners also signed former Met Jonathan Villar to a minor league deal.

Happy ‘Jacob deGrom’s first major league start in over a year’ day to all those celebrating. Here’s everything you need to know about the return of the ace today.

Buck Showalter Talk about on whether he expects deGrom to rest regularly after his return. The team as a whole doesn’t seem sure if he can do it.

Dominique Smith could start rehab assignment soon, although his place 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 go all-in at the deadline.

With the receiver market thinning, the Mets are focusing on Cubs backstop Willson Contreras.

Dishes are looking for a reliever and are interested in both Andrew Chafin and former Tigers farmhand Michael Fulmer.

RJ Alvarez waivers erased and was squarely at Triple-A Syracuse.

While the Mets have signed most of their draft picks, they did not sign third-round pick Brandon Sproat, as well as their 15th-round pick Jackson Jaha and 19th-round pick Jackson Lovich. They will receive a compensatory choice for Sprat.

Around the National League East

The Braves picked up Ehire Adrianza from Washington in exchange for Trey Harris. As a corresponding move, they designated Robinson Canó for assignment.

Atlanta caused a stir from the inside, signing All Star third baseman Austin Riley at a 10-year, $212 million contract so he could plague the Mets for years to come.

Atlanta acquired Houston’s Jake Odorizzi in exchange for reliever Will Smith. They picked up too Robbie Grossman from Detroit in exchange for Kris Anglin.

The Braves, along with the Phillies and Blue Jays, are on former Met Noah Syndergaard, which is likely to be exchanged today.

The Marlins lost 3-1 to the Reds.

Prior to the game, Miami reinstated Jesus Luzardo and designated Jake Fishman for assignment. They also retained the contract of Aneurys Zabala.

The name of Juan Soto remains the big topic of discussion at the deadline. Cardinals appear unwilling to part with both Dylan Carlson and a potential trade, which could hamper their ability to acquire the star outfielder.

Either way, St. Louis remains one of the favorites to land Soto, alongside the Dodgers and Padres.

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.

Fangraphs’ Jay Jaffe reviewed replacement level killers at DH.

MLB’s trade deadline heated up on Monday, and perhaps the biggest trade was the Padres picking up closer star Josh Hader from the Brewers. They separated from a important transportation in order to acquire the left-handed reliever.

Brewers President of Baseball Operations David Stearns issued a statement on why the club traded their All Star closer amid a pennant race.

Need a reliever following the move, Milwaukee picked up Rangers reliever Matt Bush in exchange for infielder Mark Mathias.

The Astros were busy yesterday, acquiring Trey Mancini from the Orioles and Christian Vázquez from the Red Sox. Both players were on the Mets radar.

The Mancini deal turned out to be a threesomewhile Baltimore received Seth Johnson and Chayce McDermott, Houston acquired Mancini and Jayden Murray, and Tampa Bay scored Jose Siri.

Boston wasn’t done there, acquiring outfielder Tommy Pham from Cincinnati for a player to be named later and send Jake Diekman to the White Sox in exchange for catcher Reese McGuire.

After missing out on Luis Castillo, the Yankees traded track ace Frankie Montas, along with closer Lou Trivino, in exchange for a set of four prospects, including the Yankees’ number five.

The Yankees were just getting started, as they snapped up rookie reliever Scott Effross from the Cubs in exchange for Hayden Wesneski, the seventh ranked perspective in their system.

The Bronx Bombers also made an offer to the Angels for Shohei Ohtani, but it looks like he’ll stay where he is for now.

The Yankees are likely to trade Interest-raising Joey Gallo ahead of today’s deadline.

The Cardinals picked up starter Jose Quintana and reliever Chris Stratton from the Pirates in exchange for Johan Oviedo and Malcom Nunez.

The Rays acquired Garrett Cleavinger from the Dodgers in exchange against German Tapia.

The Royals sent Emmanuel Rivera to the Diamondbacks in exchange against Luke Weaver.

Saint Louis designated Austin Romine for an assignment with Yadier Molina is expected to return.

Caleb Smith of the Diamondbacks fractured his right hand “hit something he shouldn’t have hit” according to skipper Torey Lovullo.

Tigers starter Tarik Skubal left his departure last night with “left forearm fatigue”.

Aaron Judge hit the No. 43 home run as the Yankees toppled the Mariners 7-2.

The Guardians exited the Diamondbacks 6-5 in 11 innings.

The Twins also won by walk-off, beating the Tigers 5-3 in 10 innings.

The Orioles easily handled the Rangers 7-2.

The Red Sox won 3-2 against the Astros after making a trade with them.

The Royals crushed by the White Sox 2-1.

The Padres won 4-1 against the Rockies.

The Dodgers beat the Giants 8-2 to send San Francisco under the .500 mark.

Yesterday at Amazing Avenue

Allison McCague brought us the position player and pitcher meters for the week.

I watched the series of the team against the Nationals.

In From Complex to Queens Episode 181, the team analyzed draft signing and trade timelines.

This date in Mets history

On this date in 2015, the Mets completed a national championship sweep to find themselves tied for first place in Eastern Newfoundland and capping off an exciting weekend at Citi Field. Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered in the third inning to lead New York past Washington.

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