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The Mets may have hit a low point on the season last night as they lost to the bumbling Braves at Citi Field.
In a game that featured poor pitching, poor hitting, and an incredibly questionable slide from James Loney, there was little for Mets fans to cheer about. Matt Harvey looked very mortal again, Michael Conforto continued his hitting drought, and Terry Collins had little to say after the game in defense of a team that looked listless.
Steven Matz takes the mound today as the Mets hope to get back on track against Atlanta.
The Mets are exploring a trade for Oakland A’s third baseman Danny Valencia. Valencia would not come cheap, as he’s having a career year and is under contract through the 2017 season.
Bartolo Colon reached a deal in his child support case yesterday.
Meanwhile, Wright’s fellow players in the majors weighed in on his predicament, with Jeff Francoeur practically eulogizing him by comparing Wright to Tiger Woods, who hasn’t won a tournament since 2013 after having back surgery, and has fallen out of the top 500 players in the world.
Around the NL East
The Braves beat some bums masquerading as the Mets.
Around the Majors
Jose Bautista has hit the 15-day DL with a sprained toe.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.
Steve Sypa had the run down on the Mets’ fourth round draft selection, Michael Paez.
Chris McShane tracked the entire Mets draft.
Joe Sokolowski brought you "This Week in Mets Quotes."
Daniel Convery handled the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Back in 1977, Mets player/manager Joe Torre formally retired as a player to concentrate full-time on managing.