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The New York Mets- St Louis Cardinals game has been postponed on Monday due to inclement weather. (Source: New York Mets on twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Monday's game being postponed the Mets will now play the Cardinals tomorrow twice with Monday's game being moved to 3:10 pm as the first game of the doubleheader.

Brandon Nimmo went 2-for-5 with a double, a triple, and three RBI on Sunday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Nimmo is playing extremely well this season, slashing .304/.414/.473. He is a better real-life player than fantasy player, as he has just three home runs and no stolen bases, so he's likely to be more of a two-category contributor in runs and batting average. But he's an ideal filler outfielder on an otherwise championship-caliber fantasy team.

Category: Game Recaps

Eduardo Escobar went 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored on Sunday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: It's been a really rough go this season for Escobar, who is slashing just .205/.312/.336 on the year. Escobar just isn't swinging much, as his 46.9% Swing% is the lowest of his career. As a result, he's both walking and striking out more than ever before. His approach clearly isn't working, as he has just one home run and seven RBI on the season. Hopefully, he'll alter his approach soon and return to being the fairly reliable run producer he had proven himself to be over the last several years.

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Francisco Lindor went 1-for-4 with a solo home run on Sunday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Lindor's home run went 423 feet and was his sixth of the season. It was only Lindor's second home run in May, as he has struggled to maintain his production after an exceedingly hot start. But other than his .231 batting average, as a whole, Lindor's numbers look solid and more like he put up during his excellent 2017-2019 stretch. Hopefully the home run gets him going again.

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Carlos Carrasco allowed four runs on eight hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings on Sunday against the Mariners. He struck out two and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Carrasco just wasn't sharp on Sunday, struggling with his command and having difficulty missing bats. He had a paltry 16% CSW rate with just eight whiffs, and Buck Showalter pulled him at just 77 pitches. Carrasco isn't striking out a ton of batters this season and his 7.68 K/9 rate would be his worst since 2013. But he has just a 3.03 FIP and 3.46 xFIP and has generally demonstrated elite control. Despite the occasional rocky outing like Sunday's, Carrasco is a player who fantasy managers should leave in their lineups, including in his next start in Colorado against the Rockies.

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The Mets placed Tylor Megill on the 15-day IL on Sunday with right biceps inflammation, retroactive to May 12. He will undergo an MRI. (Source: New York Mets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There was concern that something was wrong with Megill when he allowed eight runs against the Nationals in his last start. There's not much fantasy managers can do but hold their breath and hope that the MRI shows relatively benign results, but they'll need to make other arrangements for a couple of weeks regardless. David Peterson should take Megill's place in the rotation while he's on the shelf.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Patrick Mazeika went 1-for-3 with a solo home run on Saturday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Mazeika is up with the Mets because James McCann is on the IL, and should be on the short side of a catcher platoon with Tomas Nido. He did hit 16 homers in 116 games once upon a time in Double-A, but he doesn't have enough power or batting average chops to make a difference. His defense won't force him to get more playing time than his bat allows, so even in NL-only leagues, he's not someone to be concerned about.

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Starling Marte went 3-for-4 with three runs scored, a double, a triple, and a stolen base on Saturday against the Mariners.

Fantasy Impact: Marte tripled in the first inning (after a replay review overturned an out call) to jumpstart things for the Mets, and was involved in nearly every critical play. His quality of contact, never his strong suit, is among the worst in the league this year, but he still ranks in the 81st percentile in sprint speed and gives the Mets much-needed athleticism. The days of 20 home runs may be gone, but Marte has a 15-25 season waiting for him this year with excellent runs and RBI totals with it.

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Edwin Diaz struck out three in a perfect ninth inning on Saturday against the Mariners, earning his eighth save.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz's fastball was more than a mile per hour faster than his average this season, so chances are he was pumped up to face his former team. He now has a 1.80 ERA, a 0.80 WHIP, and a career-best 49.1% strikeout rate. In a world of uncertain closers, Diaz is one of the best and should continue to be all season long.

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Chris Bassitt allowed one run on five hits and three walks over 5 2/3 innings on Saturday against the Mariners. He struck out eight and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Bassitt was shaky to begin the game, loading the bases on two walks an a HBP in the first inning, but settled down after that. He had a 32% CSW rate in the start and allowed only three hard-hit balls, and was rarely in trouble after the first. Bassitt has now allowed one or fewer runs in five of his seven starts, and looks destined for the best year of his career. He will take on the Cardinals in his next start.

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Max Scherzer allowed one run on three hits and two walks over seven innings on Friday against the Mariners. He struck out seven and did not factor into the decision.

Fantasy Impact: Scherzer's velocity was down a bit in Friday's start, but he was still excellent, generating 12 whiffs and a 30% CSW rate while allowing just three hard-hit balls. Even at his advanced age, he just keeps rolling along, with a 2.66 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and elite strikeout and walk rates. If you're looking for signs of decline, you're just not going to find any, and unless Scherzer succumbs to an injury, he's nearly a lock to be a top-ten fantasy starter this year. He will take on the Cardinals in his next start.

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The Mets placed James McCann on the 10-day IL on Friday with a fractured left hamate bone. He is expected to be sidelined six weeks. (Source: New York Mets on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCann had been out because of wrist soreness but said he expected to be back in the lineup on Friday. A morning X-ray showed the fracture, however, which will cost McCann a large chunk of time. Tomas Nido should see the bulk of the catching opportunities in the meantime, and McCann is a drop in all formats.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions

Mark Canha went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, three RBI, and a home run on Thursday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Canha's homer traveled 411 feet and he now has two home runs and 12 RBI on the season. He's been solid and productive all year, though his .313 batting average is backed up by a modest .257 xBA. Canha doesn't have the power or speed to make much of a difference in most fantasy leagues, but he's a filler in a five-outfielder league and valuable in NL-only formats.

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Taijuan Walker tossed seven shutout innings on Thursday against the Nationals, allowing three hits and a walk. He struck out one and earned the win, moving to 1-0.

Fantasy Impact: It was a strange outing for Walker, who got just six whiffs and had a 21% CSW rate but was rarely in trouble. He allowed plenty of hard-hit balls, however, and his xFIP for the outing was a 4.32. Walker was getting treatment on his back throughout the start, so that's something to monitor going forward, but he's now down to a 3.00 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He will take on the Cardinals in his next start.

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Pete Alonso went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run on Wednesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: Alonso's home run, his eighth, was a no-doubter to left field, and put the Mets ahead for a brief time. He's now batting .287 with a career high 22.2% line drive rate. Alonso looks every bit the part of a hitter with enormous raw power who is gradually becoming a more polished batter, and he looks headed for a career year, even if he doesn't quite reach the 53-homer mark he set in 2019.

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Jeff McNeil went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI on Tuesday against the Nationals.

Fantasy Impact: McNeil is now batting .333 with a .465 slugging percentage, and whatever changes he made last year that resulted in his disastrous .251 batting average appear to be gone. He still doesn't make particularly hard contact and there's just no chance he approaches the 23 homers we saw back in 2019. But he should provide an elite batting average with decent counting stats to go along with it.

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Trevor May will be shut down from throwing for four weeks following a stress reaction on his humerus as reported by SNY's Steve Gelbs. (Source: Steve Gelbs on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Trevor May underwent an MRI on Tuesday that revealed the stress reaction on the lower portion of his humerus. May will undergo another MRI in a month and the team will reassess the situation at that point. The earliest May will probably return would be mid to late June at this point.

Category: Injury Updates

Seth Lugo allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Braves to earn his second save of the year.

Fantasy Impact: With Edwin Diaz pitching in the first game of the doubleheader, the second save opportunity of the day belonged to Lugo. At this point in his career, Lugo doesn't have the numbers to warrant being started for his ratios. But he's the clear insurance policy to Diaz if you're looking for saves anywhere you can find them.

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David Peterson was returned to Triple-A after allowing three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out six over five innings against the Braves on Tuesday. (Source: Anthony DiComo on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Mets didn't need to use an option because Peterson was the 27th man for the doubleheader against the Braves. He's pitched very well when called upon this year, and now has a 1.89 ERA and 1.11 WHIP. He's likely to be used only when the Mets need a sixth starter, but those in NL-only leagues should keep him stashed, as he'll likely be needed at some point again this year.

Category: Transactions

Announced by the team Monday morning, Robinson Cano has been designated for assignment by the Mets. (Source: New York Mets on Twitter.)

Fantasy Impact: As part of New York's need to cut the roster to 26 active members, Cano has been designated for assignment. The 39-year-old was signed through 2023 as part of a 10-year, $240 million contract initially given by the Mariners. In 17 big league seasons, the eight-time All-Star has 335 home runs and 1,305 RBI alongside a .302 batting average.

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