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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Zack Wheeler has a rough night out against the Braves  —  ATLANTA - Pitching in his home state may have induced nostalgia, but it certainly did not inspire results for Zack Wheeler on a humid 94-degree night at SunTrust Park.  —  The right-hander got lit up by a potent Braves lineup …
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Jeff McNeil leaves game in 9th inning with apparent hamstring injury  —  ATLANTA - The last thing the Mets want in their surging push for an NL Wild Card spot is an injury to their best hitter.  —  Jeff McNeil came up lame and grabbed his left hamstring after running out a grounder …
Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
With Jeff McNeil headed to IL, Ruben Tejada rejoins Mets  —  ATLANTA — The way the Mets have been playing the past three weeks, players throughout the clubhouse have evoked memories of the Amazin's thrilling run to the 2015 World Series.  So why not call up an old friend who helped champion that goal?
Discussion: Metsmerized Online
Associated Press:
Mets' McNeil goes down with hamstring injury  —  ATLANTA — A tough night for the New York Mets got even worse when All-Star second baseman Jeff McNeil trudged off the field in the ninth inning with a hamstring injury.  —  McNeil was hurt while trying to beat out a grounder in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday.
Lance Hornby / Toronto Sun:
Rookie Bo Bichette keeps rolling, but Rangers down Blue Jays  —  Bo Bichette kept his on-base streak going, but the Toronto Blue Jays lost their long ball power in Wednesday afternoon's series' finale against the Texas Rangers.  —  Toronto, scattering six hits, fell 7-3 at the Rogers Centre …
Discussion: Bluebird Banter
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Ian Harrison / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Andrus gets 4 hits, Rangers beat Jays 7-3 to avoid sweep  —  Kolby Allard pitched 5 2/3 innings to win for the first time with Texas,  —  Elvis Andrus had four hits and two RBIs and the Rangers beat the  —  Toronto Blue Jays 7-3 Wednesday to avoid a three-game sweep.  —  Nomara Mazara and
Discussion: Lone Star Ball
Larry Fleisher / MLB Baseball News, Scores …:
Sanchez, Yankees beat Orioles for 16th straight time, 6-5  —  Gary Sanchez hit a three-run homer and the  —  Baltimore Orioles for the 16th straight time this season, winning 6-5 Wednesday in their final meeting this year.  —  The Yankees went 17-2 against the O's, their most wins versus …
ESPN:
Arrieta likely to have season-ending procedure  —  Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Jake Arrieta has been placed on the injured list and said he'll likely have surgery for a bone spur in his right elbow.  —  “I would have liked it to go differently,” Arrieta told reporters Wednesday.
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Tim Healey / Newsday:
After hot stretch, Mets suddenly drop second straight with loss to Braves  —  ATLANTA — The Mets and their fans could be forgiven if, upon glancing at the schedule and seeing three games against the Braves this week and three more next week, their minds started to wander and wonder just a little …
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
Latest On Austin Riley, Dansby Swanson
Discussion: MLB Baseball News …
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Braves Select Rafael Ortega
Discussion: Talking Chop
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Giants Put Sandoval On IL, Activate Dickerson  —  2:20pm: The Giants announced that Sandoval has indeed been placed on the injured list due to elbow inflammation.  Outfielder Alex Dickerson has been reinstated from the IL in a corresponding roster move, although Dickerson is not in today's lineup.
Alex Speier / BostonGlobe.com:
Why Red Sox pitchers are looking inside their caps  —  What, exactly, is inside of those hats?  —  Red Sox pitchers keep stepping off the rubber to examine the inside of their hats before pitches, scrutinizing them as if looking for the next clue on a treasure map.  So what's inside of them?
Joon Lee / ESPN:
Devers makes history with 6-hit, 4-double game  —  CLEVELAND — During a Red Sox season short of many bright spots, Rafael Devers made major league history Tuesday night, becoming the first player to record six hits and four doubles in MLB's modern era.  —  “I had no idea obviously,” …
Kegan Lowe / Baseball America:
Minor League Transactions  —  Transactions involving minor league players for the period of July 23-Aug. 5, 2019.  All transactions conveyed by Major League Baseball.
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:   Yankees Release Dan Jennings
Jeff Todd / MLB Trade Rumors:
Athletics Designate Beau Taylor  —  The Athletics announced that they have designated catcher Beau Taylor for assignment.  His 40-man spot was needed for the team to select the contract of Corban Joseph, as had previously been reported.  Outfielder Nick Martini was optioned for active roster space.
Discussion: Athletics Nation
 
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Connor Byrne / MLB Trade Rumors:
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