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Mets Morning News: Bartolo busted by Pence, Wright's slump makes no sense

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

Jim McIsaac

Meet the Mets

The Mets were trounced by the Giants 9-0 on Sunday. Madison Bumgarner limited the Mets to a pair of hits and a walk while pitching a complete game, and Hunter Pence paced the San Francisco offense with a pair of home runs.

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Pence's three-hit, four-RBI game had to feel especially good for the outfielder after Mets fans had teased him all weekend.

After the game, David Wright told reporters that his recent slump doesn't have anything to do with the shoulder injury that he suffered back in June.

Matt Harvey will throw some more pitches off of a mound on Tuesday.

Jack Moore writes at Sports on Earth that the development of Jacob deGrom's changeup has been key to his surprisingly awesome 2014 season.

Around the NL East

The Braves' losing streak continued with a sixth straight defeat. This time, Atlanta fell 4-3 to the Padres, and there are still tow games remaining on the disastrous west coast trip.

Miami lost to the Reds 7-3, but at least Giancarlo Stanton made this amazing play.

Stephen Strasburg dominated the Phillies and Washington posted a second straight shutout over its rivals.

Around the Majors

Diamondbacks slugger Paul Goldschmidt is likely done for the season after an Ernesto Frieri pitch broke his hand on Friday night.

Nolan Arenado made a bonkers play to take a hit away from Detroit's Eugenio Suarez.

Fans at Tropicana Field were treated to Looney Tunes when the power went out temporarily during the Angels vs. Rays game.

Although he's struggled to hit the ball out of Safeco Field so far, Robinson Cano has succeeded in bringing hope to the Mariners.

Yesterday at AA

Lukas Vlahos used a stat called RE24 to determine which Mets are most effective in clutch situations.

On this date in 1982, the immortal Joel Youngblood became the first player in major league history to record a hit for two different teams in the same day.