Mets Morning News: Beat me in St. Louis

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Your Wednesday morning dose of Mets news, notes, and links.

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File this under the "good signs" category, as David Wright cracked his 5th home run and a double in yesterday's game. Wright talked about the hitting lesson he learned from Tony Gwynn.

Travis d'Arnaud is tearing it up at Triple-A Las Vegas but will he be recalled soon?

Zack Wheeler has seen his strikeouts increase but also his ERA. So what's the story there?

Does tinkering with the lineup work? The numbers say not always but that didn't stop Terry Collins from taking 75 minutes to rearrange the Mets batting order.

At Beyond The Box Score, Chris Moran wrote about Jacob deGrom and pitchers that can hit.

Yesterday At AA

Episode 73 of the Amazin Avenue Audio podcast is available to listen to!

Aaron Yorke reviewed the Mets uniforms over the past week.

Around the NL East

The Phillies beat the Braves 5-2, while the Nationals defeated the Astros 6-5, and the Marlins beat the Cubs 6-5. Miami promoted pitching prospect Andrew Heaney to the majors.

Around the Majors

At Deadspin, David Johnson wrote of his season as a Padres bat boy and the time spent around his idol Tony Gwynn.

The Red Sox dumped Grady Sizemore and promoted infielder Garin Cecchini, older brother of Mets shortstop prospect Gavin Cecchini.

Matt Wieters had successful Tommy John surgery yesterday.

The Brewers released an attack ad aimed at Yadier Molina in order to get Jonathan Lucroy some more All-Star game votes.

Oakland pitcher Drew Pomeranz fractured his non-pitching hand punching a chair yesterday, which sent the lefty to the DL. In response, the A's acquired pitcher Brad Mills from the Brewers for cash considerations (reported to be $1).

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