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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets played two games against the Yankees yesterday and to prevent any lawsuits against Amazin Avenue for mental distress and anguish, I will just say they lost and direct you towards the links below.
The Mets’ eighth ranked prospect, Mark Vientos, was added to the club’s sixty-man player pool, making him eligible to be traded.
Much like their fans, the Mets have a lot of unmet desires going into Monday.
Around the National League East
Ronald Acuna Jr. was removed from Sunday night’s game as a precaution with tightness in his right hamstring.
Around Major League Baseball
As many of the internet’s denizens should log off, one man has decided to log on for the first time. That man is none other than Vin Scully.
It turns out that chili isn’t the only exceptional skyline in Cincinnati.
Tragedy struck in Boston as one of the fans in attendance atop the Green Monster tumbled out of their seat and splattered onto the field over 30 feet below.
In one of the most important tales of our time, Bomani Jones was finally reunited with a card worth spending nearly two decades lusting over.
Later in the day, a report of a positive test at the Astros’ alternate site also shut that operation down.
Miguel Cabrera connected for his 2,000th hit with the Detroit Tigers and took the time to savor the moment with thousands of adoring fans.
Mychal Givens was sent packing by the Orioles and given a new home with the Colorado Rockies for a pair of prospects and a player to be named later.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2002, the Mets lost their 13th consecutive game at home in the month of August. Sorry, not all anniversaries can be happy ones.