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Julio Teheran loses his no-hitter with two out in the seventh

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UPDATE: In the seventh, Teheran got Jay Bruce to pop out, struck out Yoenis Cespedes and then . . . Asdrubal Cabrera golfed a clean double down the right field line. Oh well. The game is still pretty fun. At least if you’re not a Mets fan.

3:04 PM: I’m watching the dang game and I didn’t realize until a few moments ago, but Braves starter Julio Teheran is no-hitting the New York Mets through six innings of their game at Citi Field this afternoon.

The reason I didn’t notice it was because I’m still reeling from the murder spree I’ve been witnessing this afternoon. The murder is of the Mets pitching staff by the Braves hitters. As I type this it’s 11-0 in the top of the seventh. Kurt Suzuki, Ronald Acuña, and Ozzie Albies all have homers and Nick Markakis is 3-for-3 with three RBI. It’s been like batting practice. They just chased Matt Harvey, who gave up five runs in two innings of work. Part of me wonders if that’s the last work Harvey ever gets as a Met.

As for Teheran, he’s only at 71 pitches though sixth and has walked only one guy and has struck out five. We’ll keep you posted.

Rockies, Trevor Story agree on two-year, $27.5 million contract

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ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports that the Rockies and shortstop Trevor Story have come to terms on a two-year, $27.5 million deal, buying out his two remaining years of arbitration eligibility.

Story, 27, and the Rockies did not agree on a salary before the deadline earlier this month. Story filed for $11.5 million while the team countered at $10.75 million. The average annual value of this deal — $13.75 million — puts him a little bit ahead this year and likely a little bit behind next year.

This past season in Colorado, Story hit .294/.363/.554 with 35 home runs, 85 RBI, 111 runs scored, and 23 stolen bases over 656 trips to the plate. He also continued to rank among the game’s best defensive shortstops. Per FanGraphs, Story’s 10.9 Wins Above Replacement over the last two seasons is fifth-best among shortstops (min. 1,000 PA) behind Alex Bregman, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts, and Marcus Semien.

With third baseman Nolan Arenado likely on his way out via trade, one wonders if the same fate awaits Story at some point over the next two seasons.