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Mets Morning News: Wright refuses to wring hands over dinger drought, Harvey Twitter has risen anew

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

Andy Marlin

Meet the Mets

In his second career start, the Mets' Jacob deGrom pitched well but made three mistakes. He paid for each of them as the Dodgers launched three home runs and defeated the Amazins 4-3 at Citi Field. Hyun-Jin Ryu baffled the Mets' offense for most of the night until Eric Campbell brought them within one with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. But a botched double play cost the Mets a run, and they fell to the Dodgers for the second straight night.

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The final game of the series will take place tonight at 7:10 when Zack Greinke (7–1, 2.03) takes on Jon Niese (2–3, 2.54).

Maybe you're worried about David Wright's lack of home run fire power, but he isn't.

Travis d'Arnaud is getting closer to returning as he passed his concussion test today.

Matt Harvey has returned to Twitter.

Frank Viola and Mets' area scout Jim Reeves will relay picks from the team's war room to the podium in next month's First-Year Player Draft.

Having paid his respects to his aunt, Juan Lagares has rejoined the team.

On this date in Mets' history, the team announced their acquisition of Mike Piazza.

Yesterday At AA

Steve Sypa covered all of the action down on the Mets' farm from Tuesday's slate of games.

In other Mets' farm news, Rob Castellano took a look at the hottest starts from around the system in his Prospect Hot Sheet for the month of May.

Jeffrey Paternostro pulled out his microscope in his View From Behind the Backstop to take a detailed look at first base prospect Dominic Smith.

And Huy Nguyen took a look at MLB Advanced Media's in-development player tracking system which showcased some recent Mets action in order to demonstrate the system's power.

Around the NL East

Ervin Santana was hit hard early as the Braves fell to the Brewers 6–1. On Talking Chop, Andrew Sisson adjusts his rearview mirror and looks back at the Braves' 2011 draft.

The Marlins pounded the Phillies 14–5 as Nathan Eovaldi threw six solid innings, allowing three runs (two unearned) while walking one and striking out two. Over at Fish Stripes, Scott Gelman looks at Jose Fernandez's admission that he hid elbow pain in his penultimate start.

The Good Phight's John Stolnis breathes a sigh of relief that Cliff Lee's injury isn't as serious as it could have been.

The Nationals fell to the Reds 2–1. Over at Federal Baseball, bluelineswinger ponders the Ross Detwiler conundrum.

Around the Majors

Giancarlo Stanton not only hits prodigious bombs at an alarming rate, he can also pick it from time to time and change the trajectory of his team's games.

The Athletics notched only one hit against the Rays but they still won the game.

Baseball America's Ben Badler explains that scouting prospects in the July 2 international market has become more difficult as negotiating tactics have become more aggressive.

In an Albuquerque Isotopes dugout brawl, Miguel Olivo bit off a part of Alex Guerrero's ear.

Giants' broadcaster Mike Krukow swears that Troy Tulowitzki is getting signs during home games. Grant Brisbee investigates.

Jay Jaffe drills down into the above-referenced story about Jose Fernandez's admission that he hid the pain he was experiencing before finally succumbing to a season-ending injury that led to Tommy John surgery.

I guess that Anthony Rizzo swinging at baseballs that end up hitting him is a thing. I didn't know this was a thing.

And who exactly is this Dallas Keuchel kid?

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