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Phillies Release 2 Former All-Stars On Saturday

The Philadelphia Phillies made a pair of notable moves this Saturday, releasing outfielder Odubel Herrera and right-handed reliever Jeurys Familia. Herrera and Familia were designated for assignment earlier this week. Now that they've been released, they're free to sign with another team. In 62 games this season, Herrera was batting...
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Umpire blasted for performance in Braves vs. Mets game

Saturday’s MLB action featured a doubleheader between the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets, the two top teams in the National League East. Game 1 of that doubleheader did not go well for one man on the field, home plate umpire Jeff Nelson. Nelson struggled with his strike zone...
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Look: Max Scherzer Is Furious With The Mets' Bat Boy

"Mad" Max Scherzer nickname is well-earned, and the New York Mets bat boy almost found out why on Saturday night. In the middle of Scherzer's wind-up and approach to the plate, the bat boy could be seen running behind the plate mid at-bat. The three-time Cy Young winner wasn't happy.
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Mets fans brutally punch Braves fan in face in Citi Field brawl

Another divisional rivalry game, another fight in the stands between fans. Two Mets fans wearing Jacob deGrom jerseys violently punched a fan in a Braves jersey in the face on Saturday during a doubleheader at Citi Field, video posted to Twitter shows. It’s unclear what transpired before the video started recording, but one person is trying to hold the Braves fan back. It appears the Braves fan swings first before the fans in the deGrom jerseys landed haymakers that knocked the Braves fan down. One person in the video can be heard loudly egging the Mets fans on, telling them to “f–k him up.” Warning: Graphic language It is unknown what happened to the fans after the fight, which appeared to take place in a section down the right-field line. This isn’t the first time this season fans have brawled in the stands during a rivalry game. Last month, fans of the Yankees and Red Sox got into a violent altercation that resulted in ejections from the stadium.
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Look: Fight Breaks Out At Mets Game

It got a little rowdy in Queens on Saturday night. It's not clear what provoked the fight in the Citi Field stands, but two Mets fans in deGrom jerseys got into it with a young man and caught him pretty good. The fight got a ton of reaction on social...
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Video: Mets ball boy commits big blunder

A New York Mets ball boy inadvertently invited the wrath of Max Scherzer on Saturday night. Scherzer pitched a dominant 7 innings, striking out 11 in his Mets’ 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a doubleheader. Scherzer was getting set to face Travis d’Arnau to start the fifth when he was interrupted.
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Braves suffer several injuries in loss to the Mets

What could have been a monumental series for the Braves this weekend has quickly turned into disaster. They’ve lost three of the first four games against the Mets, falling 5.5 games back in the division with DeGrom on the mound for the finale. To make matters worse, the Braves also suffered several injuries during Saturday night’s game, beginning with their ace Max Fried, who took a hard tumble while attempting to make a play at the plate.
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Watch: Mets ball boy commits big blunder interrupting Max Scherzer

A New York Mets ball boy inadvertently invited the wrath of Max Scherzer on Saturday night. Scherzer pitched a dominant 7 innings, striking out 11 in his Mets’ 6-2 win over the Atlanta Braves in the second game of a doubleheader. Scherzer was getting set to face Travis d’Arnaud to start the fifth when he was interrupted.
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New York Mets host the Atlanta Braves Sunday

Atlanta Braves (64-45, second in the NL East) vs. New York Mets (69-39, first in the NL East) PITCHING PROBABLES: Braves: Spencer Strider (6-3, 2.79 ERA, .99 WHIP, 133 strikeouts); Mets: Jacob deGrom (0-0, 1.80 ERA, .60 WHIP, six strikeouts) FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Mets -144, Braves +123; over/under is 6...
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Mets piling up wins by playing old-school gritty baseball

You’re telling me that Buck Showalter couldn’t get back into a major league dugout for three years because teams’ owners and new-age front office personnel thought the old school manager would demand too much authority? Oh, my goodness gracious. The culture shift in Queens has been as dramatic as the turnaround in the Mets’ record from 77-85 in 2021 to 69-39 (and counting) this year, following their 8-5, 6-2 doubleheader sweep of the Braves on Saturday that extended their division lead to 5 ½ games … and with Jacob deGrom on tap Sunday for the finale of this five-game set, in which...
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Bobby Bonilla's infamous New York Mets contract sold for $180K at auction

Bobby Bonilla's infamous contract with the New York Mets is still being paid out -- in more ways than one. The addendum to Bonilla's contract, the deferred compensation agreement, has sold via collectibles marketplace Goldin for $180,000, including buyer's premium. The auction closed late Saturday night. Bonilla, of course, is...
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Luis Guillorme’s latest defensive gem helps lead Mets to sweep

Did anyone order a Gold Glove? If there are any coming to Citi Field after this season, one should have Luis Guillorme’s name on it. The utility man has been flashing leather all over the infield for the entire season, coming up with more and more impressive plays. Saturday, in the fifth inning of the Mets’ 6-2 win in the second game of their doubleheader sweep, Ehire Adrianza hit a slow-rolling ground ball to Guillorme. Instead of flipping the ball to first, he unloaded an 88 mph strike to home to gun down Travis d’Arnaud, who was streaking for the plate....
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Max effort: Scherzer Ks 11, Mets beat Braves for DH sweep

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer tied a season high with 11 strikeouts over seven innings and the New York Mets beat the sloppy Atlanta Braves 6-2 Saturday night to complete a doubleheader sweep. Francisco Lindor had three hits and three RBIs as New York took the opener 8-5, and the Mets stretched their NL East lead to 5 1/2 games. Mets fans taunted the second-place Braves in the ninth inning of Game 2 by performing the tomahawk chop, a tradition at games in Atlanta despite complaints from some Native American groups that the chant is degrading. “I’m not going to tell you I didn’t notice it,” New York manager Buck Showalter said. “Of course I did. We all have our personal opinions on stuff like that.”
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Mets sweep doubleheader against Braves, open up biggest division lead since June 21

The Mets swept the Braves in a doubleheader on Saturday during a series that could prove to be significant in deciding which team sets itself up better for the playoffs. Francisco Lindor starred in the 8-5 win to start things off on Saturday. The shortstop went 3 for 4 with a double, two runs and three RBIs. David Peterson threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings, handing to the ball to the bullpen with a nice lead -- and they'd need most of it, as the Braves scored five runs in the final three innings, including a three-run ninth.
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Mets Morning News: Mets sweep doubleheader against the Braves

The Mets had a great day at Citi Field. In game one of the doubleheader the offense exploded for eight runs led by Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor. On the mound David Peterson was fantastic but the bullpen was not so there was a call for trumpets on a day where the offense scored plenty.
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Bobby Bonilla’s notorious Mets contract sells for $180K at auction

Bobby Bonilla is still getting paid by the Mets, and the agreement to that contract is still worth good money, too. The addendum sold for $180,000 in an auction Saturday night. Every July 1, Bonilla receives $1,193,248.20 from the Mets up until 2035. The deferring payment has become known as “Bobby Bonilla Day.” The winner of the auction will get more than that piece of paper, though. The person will have a 30-minute Zoom call with Bonilla and agent Dennis Gilbert, who handled the deferment deal. A signed baseball, game-used bat from Bonilla’s collection, and a 1-of-1 Bobby Bonilla contract NFT is also part of the deal, along with a day with Bonilla and a trip to Citi Field for a batting practice viewing and Mets game and dinner in 2023. Gilbert previously had the contract in his possession before it went on sale
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