Meet the Mets
Matt Wisler, who entered Tuesday's match-up with a 2.14 career ERA against the Mets, led the Braves to a 3-0 victory with eight shutout innings. Matt Harvey wasn't in top form against his league-worst opponents, surrendering eight hits with three earned runs over 5.2 innings. Despite 3.1 combined innings of scoreless relief from Hansel Robles, Antonio Bastardo, and Logan Verrett, the Mets absorbed their ninth defeat of the season.
Travis d'Arnaud doesn't appear on pace to return from the 15-day disabled list by May 11. D'Arnaud is "still just getting treatment," per Mets skipper Terry Collins.
Ketul Shah helped explain the nature of d'Arnaud's rotator cuff strain.
The Mets may be close to getting southpaw Josh Edgin back. The 29-year-old, who last appeared in a major league game in Sept. 2014, has nearly completed his rehab assignment in Triple-A Las Vegas.
Steve Simineri of Double G Sports spoke to Mets reliever Jim Henderson about his journey back to the big leagues.
Outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Lagares explained why they warm up with softballs to Andrew Beaton of the WSJ.
Jay Jaffe of SI.com marveled at the "cult-hero status" of Bartolo Colon.
Eric Campbell and Curtis Granderson participated in a reading rally at P.S. 92 in Corona, Queens.
Jacob deGrom received the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year award after committing no errors in 2015.
Around the NL East
The Nationals weren't able to gain a game on the Mets in the NL East, as Jonathan Papelbon allowed three ninth inning runs en route to a 7-6 loss in Kansas City.
Ryan Howard hit a solo home run and Aaron Nola tossed seven shutout innings en route to Philadelphia's 1-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Christian Yelich and Marcell Ozuna homered in Miami's 7-4 victory over the Diamondbacks. A.J. Ramos locked down his eighth save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.
Prior to Atlanta's win over the Mets, Cameron DaSilva of Fox Sports explained just how bad the Braves are.
Around the Majors
Dave Cameron of FanGraphs looked at some possible trade destinations for Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun.
Jeff Sullivan explained how Jason Heyward's poor pitch selection (swinging at 50% of thigh-high and up pitches) could explain his sub-par start with the Cubs.
Astoundingly, Jake Arrieta of the Cubs now owns a 6-0 record after pitching seven scoreless innings against the Pirates.
The Mets were front-and-center in Grant Brisbee's MLB offseason rankings.
The Yankees have dropped six straight after Tuesday's 4-1 loss in Baltimore.
Yesterday at AA
Bartolo Colon continues to be amazing, writes Rich Resch.
Noel Purcell sung Michael Conforto's praises, complimenting the 23-year-old's adjustments on inside pitches.
Timothy Finnegan broke down Matt Harvey's hittable slider.
Brian Salvatore took a look at the Mets' "adequate" bench this season.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1988, David Cone tossed his first career shutout, striking out five in an 8-0 win over the Braves. Cone would compile 80 wins over six seasons in his first go-around as a Met; eventually returning for a brief stint on Art Howe's 2003 Mets.
Happy 78th birthday to Chris Cannizzaro! Cannizzaro, a catcher, was a member of the inaugural 1962 Mets.