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Mets Morning News: Mets have a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day

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

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Meet the Mets

Lucas Duda and Travis d'Arnaud hit back-to-back home runs in the fifth innings, but the Mets blew a five-run lead to the Phillies. Ryan Howard hit a walk-off single off of Jenrry Mejia to end the game in the ninth inning.

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Zack Wheeler was dominant in the early going, he ran up his pitch count in Sunday's game. That's been a recurring problem for the right-hander.

As if blowing a big lead to the Phillies wasn't bad enough, we found out after the game that Jenrry Mejia has been pitching through a sports hernia for nearly a month.

Before the game, the Mets announced that Jacob deGrom would miss his scheduled start on Tuesday and undergo an MRI because of a sore shoulder.

With deGrom out of action for at least a little while, it's Wheeler's chance to step up and be the Mets' ace.

Need more bad news? Jeremy Hefner recently suffered a setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Bobby Abreu has now been officially released by the Mets.

Around the NL East

The Phillies signed Jerome Williams yesterday and plan to start him against the Angels on Tuesday.

Alex Wood set a career high with 12 strikeouts while leading the Braves to a 3-1 win over the Nats. Atlanta took two out of three in the weekend series.

Bryce Harper did some serious unwritten rule breaking on Saturday night when he dragged his foot over the Braves logo behind home plate at Turner Field.

Giancarlo Stanton homered for the third time in four games, but the Marlins lost to Cincinnati, 7-2.

Around the Majors

Toronto needed 19 innings, but it finally defeated Detroit 6-5 on Sunday. Jose Bautista hit a walk-off single in the final frame, and Melky Cabrera became the first major league player to reach base eight times in a game since Rod Carew in 1972.

Meanwhile, the Royals beat the Giants to move within half a game of the Tigers for the AL Central lead.

Clayton Kershaw could win a Gold Glove as well as a Cy Young award if he continues to make plays like this one. The Dodgers defeated the Brewers, 5-1 on Sunday.

The Angels were dealt a harsh blow when starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs -- who has been out all of this month with an elbow injury -- decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Yesterday at AA

On this date in 2010, Francisco Rodriguez assaulted his girlfriend's father and injured himself in the process.