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Mets Morning News: Nope, no victories to be found here

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.


Meet the Mets

Dillon Gee continued his struggles, as the Mets were pounded by the Cardinals 10-4 on Tuesday evening. This one wasn't really a game, as the Mets fell behind 9-0 before scoring their runs.

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Shaun Marcum takes the mound tonight against phenom Shelby Miller for the Cardinals. First pitch is at 8:15 PM.

Everybody's favorite least favorite soap opera As The Valde Spins continues, as new details show that Jordany Valdespin tried to get out of pinch hitting on Saturday to avoid getting plunked. The outfielder also apparently refused to give teammate Juan Lagares a ride home from the ballpark. He took to Twitter yesterday afternoon, writing in Spanish that he "wasn't born to lose".

Terry Collins may've made the whole situation a bit worse off for himself, as he said regarding Valdespin that he doesn't answer to the fans.

In injury news, Scott Atchison was placed on the 15-day DL with elbow inflammation. In his place, the Mets recalled righty Collin McHugh from Las Vegas. Of course, the biggest news is that Zack Wheeler will miss his scheduled start with a sore clavicle. It doesn't sound like the team is worried but anytime a player gets sent to New York for tests I tend to hold my breath, cross my fingers, and brace myself for the worst.

Sandy Alderson was a guest of Mike Francesa's on the radio on Monday but recently he was also the guest of a young blogger in this interview, in which he talks a lot about his interesting past.

Yesterday At AA

Chris Meehan writes that the signing of Rick Ankiel limits Jordany Valdespin's future with the Mets. With the way this story is developing, I wouldn't disagree with that.

Joshua Ryan has a transcript of Sandy Alderson's interview with Francesa.

The Mets inked pitcher Matt Fox to a minor league deal. Fox, who has played with the York Revolution this season, will take McHugh's spot in Las Vegas.

David Moseder looks back at May 14th in Mets history.

Stephen Schmidt has our Daily Farm Report from Tuesday.

Around the NL East

Clayton Kershaw dominated the Nationals, as the Dodgers won 2-0.

Ricky Nolasco struggled as the Reds beat the Marlins 6-2.

Jonathan Pettibone continues to roll, as the Phillies defeated the Indians 6-2.

Finally, the Braves fell to the Diamondbacks 2-0 in Arizona.

Around the Majors

Eno Sarris wrote about how R.A. Dickey has lost velocity on his famous knuckleball. Of course after that gets written, Dickey went out and struck out 10 in 6 innings last night.

Joe Posnanski writes about the Yankees' witchcraft that has turned Vernon Wells into a good player again.

Marvin Miller was once investigated by the FBI for Communist ties.

What would you do if you were the commissioner of baseball?

Manny being Manny, Manny sliding like Manny (in Taiwan).