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Jacob deGrom bent but did not break against Milwaukee on Wednesday night, but the Mets' lineup mustered only five hits and a lone run. deGrom walked only one and struck out four in his five-and-two-third innings of work, but he was very hittable, yielding nine knocks and three runs on his way to the loss. Only Curtis Granderson made much noise at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a walk and a run scored. Wily Peralta and the bullpen held the rest of the Mets' offense in check and cruised to a 3-1 victory.
In the rubber game slated for 7:10 this evening, the Mets will send Jon Niese (3-3, 2.68) to the mound to face off against Milwaukee's Kyle Lohse (7-3, 3.27).
Travis d'Arnaud homered twice in the 51s' trouncing of Colorado Springs on Wednesday.
Ken Davidoff argues that this year's Mets team proves that the pitching side of the old pitching-and-defense adage isn't always enough to add up to winning baseball.
Terry Collins likes the Mets' batting order with Ruben Tejada leading off.
The Mets would like to see Scott Rice work to regain the sinker that made him so successful in 2013 while he's with Las Vegas.
Dan Capwell of Mets Today says that when it comes to Sandy Alderson, the game has passed him by.
Yesterday At AA
Steve Sypa detailed all of the Mets' farm action from Tuesday.
Zach Lutz signed with the Rakuten Eagles and will play in Japan for the rest of the season.
Here's the 73rd episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio.
Sean McNeill thinks that Daisuke Matsuzaka has been among the Mets' most valuable players so far in 2014.
The 2014 Mets Draft Pick Results Tracker continues to be updated.
Who might represent the Mets in the upcoming All-Star Game.
Francisco Rodriguez nearly signed with the Mets this past offseason.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
It was a Carnival of Defense in last night's Athletics versus Angels contest (prepare for another installment of: Cespedes Hose™). Joe Posnanski explores Cespedes's throw for the ages from Tuesday night's game.
Cliff Corcoran says Jonathan Papelbon's 300th save is an accomplishment but not a milestone.
When it comes to depression and mental illness, Jen Mac Ramos is comforted by the fact that the game of baseball helps... sometimes.
Maybe Tim Lincecum is a vampire?
Baseball historian John Thorn celebrates the 75th anniversary of the Hall of Fame.
Might a great general manager be worth more than Mike Trout?
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