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Reeling Mets fall to Giants for fifth straight loss, fall below .500

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SAN FRANCISCO — Thirteen straight games against the Dodgers and Giants might be a daunting task, but those NL West powerhouses also have lost more than 35 percent of the time this season.

So, it’s probable the Mets eventually will break through against those teams, right?

The waiting game continued Tuesday night, as manager Luis Rojas’ beleaguered lineup forgot to show in a 3-2 loss to the Giants at Oracle Park. The loss was the Mets’ fifth straight, all against the Dodgers and Giants with eight games remaining against those teams over the next nine days.

The Mets (59-60) dropped below .500 for the first time since May 5 and fell 4 ½ games behind the Braves in the NL East. In August, the Mets have lost 12 of 16 games.

“People want results and that is the nature of the beast, and I totally understand that, but we’re giving it our all out there and I’m so proud of how every single game we’re in it,” Pete Alonso said. “We’re locked in, we fight, we scrap, and unfortunately sometimes we come up short and it’s frustrating, but leaving it all out there and the amount of heart that we have is special.”

Jonathan Villar reacts dejectedly after getting called out on strikes in the ninth inning of the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Giants.
Jonathan Villar reacts dejectedly after getting called out on strikes in the ninth inning of the Mets’ 3-2 loss to the Giants.
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After the Mets were swept three games in Philadelphia on their last road trip, Alonso extolled fans to remain behind the club, saying, “We’ve got this.” Alonso was asked about that comment Tuesday and if the challenge now seemed more formidable.

“I stand by every single thing I said before,” Alonso said.

He later added: “We have a lot of guys on the shelf right now who are the best in the game and some of the best at what they do. We have got a lot of high talent on the IL. We have so much talent on this roster and it’s really special. Every single night we just have an incredible chance to win.”

Alonso blasted a two-run homer in the eighth against Logan Webb to provide the Mets with a glimmer of hope. The homer was Alonso’s 26th of the season.

The Mets got the tying run to second base in the ninth, but Kevin Pillar struck out looking on a Dominic Leone curveball to end the game. Jeff McNeil had singled leading off the inning against left-hander Tony Watson before Jonathan Villar struck out and Patrick Mazeika was retired on a hard grounder to first base. Leone entered to face Pillar and got ahead 0-2 in the count before snapping off a curve in the strike zone to end it.

Marcus Stroman gave the Mets a much-needed solid performance following consecutive abbreviated starts by Carlos Carrasco and Rich Hill. The right-hander allowed just five hits over seven innings in which he allowed three earned runs, with nine strikeouts and two walks over a season-high 114 pitches. It snapped a streak of four straight starts in which he failed to complete six innings.

Already at 100 pitches, Stroman returned to the mound for the seventh inning and surrendered a leadoff homer to Evan Longoria that pushed the Mets into a three-run hole.

The Mets wasted scoring chances in the fourth and fifth innings against Webb. In the fourth, McNeil — who began the day in an 0-for-14 slide — hit into an inning-ending double play after Michael Conforto’s double and J.D. Davis’ infield single. Longoria’s throwing error on Davis’ grounder allowed Conforto to reach third, but he might have scored if he hadn’t retreated to second on the play.

In the fifth, Pillar and Stroman singled in succession with two outs, but Brandon Nimmo was retired on a soft line drive to second base. Nimmo also left Mazeika at second in the third inning, when he struck out to end the frame.

Tommy La Stella launched Stroman’s eighth pitch of the game for a two-run homer in the first inning. The blast came on a 90-mph cutter that stayed up in the strike zone. LaMonte Wade Jr. singled leading off for the Giants before La Stella cleared the fence in center for his second homer of the season.

“From my end, and the team, we are in a tough situation,” Rojas said. “That’s the reality. We have been having some struggles, we’ve had a lot of tough losses, we know what is happening when we lose a game and we are working hard and trying to get better.”

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What Time Will ‘Riverdale’ Season 6 Be on Netflix?

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The season finale of Riverdale aired in late July on The CW. Notice we said season finale? Thankfully, the beloved series will return for a seventh season, but, unfortunately, Season 7 will be the final installment of Riverdale.

If you already streamed the current season, make sure to read Alex Zalben’s interview with Riverdale showrunner Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa on Decider. If you’re waiting to binge Season 6 on Netflix, well, you better clear your calendar because all 22 episodes are about to drop on the streamer. What time will the sixth season of Riverdale debut on Netflix? What time does Netflix release shows? Here’s everything you need to know.

WHEN IS THE RIVERDALE SEASON 6 NETFLIX RELEASE DATE?

Riverdale Season 6 premieres Sunday, August 7 on Netflix.

HOW MANY EPISODES ARE IN RIVERDALE SEASON 6?

The sixth season of Riverdale consists of 22 episodes.

WHAT TIME DOES NETFLIX RELEASE NEW SHOWS?

Netflix releases new episodes at 3:00 a.m. ET/12:00 a.m. PT.

WHAT TIME WILL RIVERDALE SEASON 6 BE ON NETFLIX?

Netflix is based out of California, so Riverdale Season 6 will be available to stream at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (3:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) beginning Sunday, August 7. If the clock strikes 12:00 (or 3:00 a.m. for folks on the East Coast) and you don’t see the new episodes, give it a moment, hit refresh, and then enjoy the show!

WILL THERE BE A SEASON 7 OF RIVERDALE?

Yes! Decider recently covered that very topic.

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Actress Anne Heche Suffers Severe Burns After Crashing Car Into Los Angeles Home

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Actress Anne Heche, known for her roles in such films as Donnie Brasco, Volcano and I Know What You Did Last Summer, was involved in a fiery car crash in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday.

According to TMZ, Heche was driving a blue Mini Cooper and had first crashed into the garage of an apartment complex. Residents of the apartment complex tried to get her out of the vehicle but she backed up and sped off.

Footage of Heche speeding down the streets of her neighborhood had been obtained by TMZ as well as her initial encounter at the apartment complex.

In the first clip, you can hear her car crash towards the end. It has been reported that the actress crashed into someone’s home, causing her vehicle and the house to erupt into flames. Heche suffered severe burns and was resisting being taken away in a stretcher. You can also view footage of this via the TMZ article.

It has not been confirmed whether alcohol has been involved in the incident since her condition prevents doctors from performing any tests to determine if she was driving under the influence. She is currently intubated in the hospital but expected to live.

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These are the vulgar license-plate requests the DMV has rejected

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Stay CL4SSY, New York!

The state Department of Motor Vehicles nixed 3,752 requests for vanity license plates in the last three years because it deemed them too raunchy, radical or simply ridiculous.

New York’s personalized plates go for $60 initially, and then $31.25 annually for renewal. You can get any plate as long as no one else has it and it’s not offensive.

Odds are a request for a plate that marks a wedding anniversary or shows your allegiance to a team — like METS86 — will pass muster with the DMV gatekeepers.

Vulgarity won’t get you to first base.

So plates with the phrase LFGM — the acronym for Pete Alonso’s “Let’s F–king Go Mets” rallying cry — did not make the cut.

And you won’t see anyone driving around with the custom plates MILFDAD, AS5M4N and WLHUNG.

Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
Crude meanings such as “MILFDAD” are unacceptable by the DMV.
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New York state Department of Motor Vehicles denied more than 3.5 thousand requests for license plates deemed inappropriate.
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“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
“AS5M4N” was rejected for referring to “Ass man.”
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The DMV also put NICEBUNS, FATFANNY, GOTAPOOP and BENDOVER in the rear-view mirror.

One player unsuccessfully tried to score the plate YESDADDY, to no avail.

The DMV also shot down such dark requests as DEADGIRL, GENOC1DE, S8TAN, DETONATE and MURDERM3.

“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
“SUM8ITCH” is not allowed.
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The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
The DMV thoroughly nixed a request for “CNNLIES.”
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BOOBIE is prohibited.
BOOBIE is prohibited.
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Getting political is a dead end too — FJOEBIDN, FDTRUMP and CNNLIES were nixed.

LUDEDUDE, NARCO, GOT METH and BLUNT also went up in smoke.

Staten Island attorney Bill Dertinger said his blue 1995 Jaguar SJS was tagged with ESQLTD after his company and his 2014 Porsche had the plate GHOSTGTS because the sleek sportscar was white.

“The plates can make you stand out — which can be a curse or a blessing,” the 54-year-old Dertinger said. “Make sure you don’t cut anybody off.”

A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
A man attempted to sneak in “YESDADDY” onto his license plate.
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The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
The DMV stopped a request for “FJOEBIDEN.”
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The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
The DMV also rejects any license plates referring to politics.
New York DMV

There must be a New York Jets fan playing referee at the DMV because a request for the seemingly innocent plate GASE was sidelined. Ex-Jets head coach Adam Gase had an offensive 9-23 win-loss record during his forgettable two-year tenure.

The DMV would not reveal who gives the final yea or nay.

“The DMV reviews all custom license plate requests and works hard to ensure that any combinations that may be considered objectionable are rejected,” said agency spokesman Tim O’Brien.

“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
“GLOCKS” referring to guns is not accepted by the DMV.
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“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
“FLYMOFO” is not approved by the DMV.
New York DMV

He said guidelines on what plate combinations are restricted can be found on the DMV website: https://dmv.ny.gov/learn-about-personalized-plates. Approximately 50,000 personalized and custom plates are sold per year, O’Brien said.

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The state DMV has rejected 3,752 requests for custom license plates in the last three years because it deemed them potentially offensive. Here are some:

YESDADDY

FJOEBIDN

FDTRUMP

GLOCKS

FLYMOFO

BOOBIE

AS5M4N

BUDLIGHT

DEADGIRL

SUM8ITCH

GENOC1DE

S8TAN

CNNLIES

DETONATE

MURDERM3

MILFDAD

WLHUNG

Source: NYS DMV

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