Morning News: Met Offense Explodes, Bisons Make ASG, Rottino Claimed Off Waivers

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Here are the top three stories from Mets-land yesterday:

Yesterday afternoon at Wrigley Field, the Mets obliterated the Cubs in an incredible 17-1 victory over the MLB-worst Cubs. The Mets pounded out 16 hits and drew seven walks en route to their largest margin of victory since 1964.

Daniel Murphy, who had gone an MLB-leading 273 at-bats without hitting a home run, broke out and hit two. He was one of four Mets who had at least four RBI.

The Mets begin a four-game series with the Dodgers tonight.

Three Buffalo Bisons were selected to play in the Triple-A All-Star Game on July 11 at Coca-Cola Field. Pitchers Fernando Cabrera and Matt Harvey, along with outfielder Valentino Pascucci were selected to play. Cabrera, 30, is the closer for the Bisons and is leading the International League in saves with 15. Harvey, a top Mets prospect, is 6-3 on the year with a 3.69 ERA. Pascucci is hitting only .238 on the season, but has 13 home runs and 45 RBI through his first 73 games.

The All-Star Game will be hosted by the Bisons in their home stadium this year. Click here for more information.

The Indians yesterday claimed Mets outfielder Vinny Rottino off of waivers.

Rottino hit .182 in 33 at-bats with the Mets this season. The 32 year-old was designated for assignment earlier this week by the Mets.

About Connor O'Brien
I'm a 17 year-old blogger, high school student, and lifelong Mets fan. I've been blogging about the Mets in some form or another for about four years. I embrace the new age, sabermetric way of thinking, but also recognize the importance of scouting and player devlopment.

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