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Mets Morning News: Mets lose series in the Bronx, but Captain America is almost back

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Yankees 6-4 to drop the series against their crosstown "rivals." Daniel Murphy hit a pair of RBI doubles to get our boys some early runs, but that wasn't enough to overcome lousy defense and mediocre pitching.

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The Mets were doomed by the mistakes they made in the second inning, when the Yankees rallied for four runs.

The error-filled loss sets these Mets one game behind the pace set by the 1986 club.

Before the game, Terry Collins told reporters that David Wright will resume baseball activities on Monday. The third baseman is recovering from a hamstring injury and should return to the lineup sometime soon.

The team signed journeyman infielder Brooks Conrad to a minor league deal. He'll report to Las Vegas,

Joel Sherman is already looking forward to Yankees versus Mets in September.

2011 first-round draft pick Brandon Nimmo is off to a nice start at Binghamton thanks to some adjustments he made to his swing over the winter.

Around the National League East

The Phillies defeated the Braves 5-4 and former Mets play-by-play man Tom McCarthy got licked by mascots.

Adeiny Hechavarria continued his hot hitting as the Marlins finished off a sweep over Washington.

Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer could miss his Tuesday start due to a minor thumb injury.

Around Major League Baseball

Adam Wainwright could miss the remainder of the 2015 season due to the ankle injury he suffered over the weekend.

Craig Calcaterra responded to the Wainwright news with an editorial about how the National League should adopt the DH. Bartolo Colon gets a shout out.

Yasiel Puig is now on the disabled list with a hamstring injury. We should probably ban him from hitting as well.

After hitting a home run off of Jon Niese on Sunday night, Alex Rodriguez is just one homer short of Willie Mays on the all-time list.

Alex Gordon might have one-upped Kevin Pillar with his catch during Kansas City's loss to the White Sox.

If you love bad jokes, you'll love the home run that Mike Trout hit off of Anthony Bass yesterday.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Ketul Shah gave us a crash course on Tommy John surgery as well as the recovery process.

Kate Feldman reminded local fans how cool it is to be so close to the Mets.

Chris Schubert believes that second base prospect Dilson Herrera is nipping on the heels of a slumping Murphy.

This date in Mets history

In 1983, former Met Nolan Ryan set the all-time career strikeouts record. In 1965, Yogi Berra became a player-coach for the Mets.