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Mets Morning News: Vic Black to have shoulder examined, Nationals blow out Mets

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, note, and links.

Al Bello

Meet the Mets

The Mets were blown out by the Nationals last night and had more errors than runs scored on a damp night in Queens. Zack Wheeler had been mostly excellent for the past few months but struggled in his start, and Doug Fister was his typical self against the Mets.

Choose your recapAmazin' AvenueESPN New YorkNew York TimesThe RecordNew York Daily NewsNew York Post, or Newsday.

Vic Black's velocity was down last night, and he didn't feel right. So he'll see a doctor to have his shoulder checked out.

Terry Collins said that Rafael Montero is now back in the bullpen, though he might get one more start before season's end.

Tim Rohan has a piece in the Times about the Mets' attendance and legal woes.

Jenrry Mejia should be allowed to celebrate as he wishes.

The Mets must spend, says Joel Sherman.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost, and their playoff hopes are quickly fading. The Mets could actually catch them for second place in the division before the year is over.

And the Phillies beat the Marlins last night.

Around Major League Baseball

Frank Torre, brother of Joe, passed away.

Former Mets outfielder Chris Young has had a few good games for the Yankees, which of course means that things are being written and said about the differences between the two New York ballparks. Ted Berg has a good explanation for this.