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Mets Morning News: Mets lose extra inning affair, David Wright receives injection

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Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost a brutal extra-inning affair in the final game of the series against the White Sox. Jacob deGrom was fantastic in his start, striking out ten over seven innings and allowing just one run. But the Mets' offense was stymied throughout, scraping together just seven hits over 13 innings. They did manage to draw 13 walks, but the only run came on an RBI single by Rene Rivera. Ultimately, Logan Verrett allowed a sacrifice fly that was the difference in the game. The Mets are off today before beginning a series against the Marlins in Miami tomorrow night.

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David Wright received an injection for a herniated disc in his neck. The Mets are taking their time making a decision with Wright, wrote Mike Puma, making sure they exhaust all options before resorting to the disabled list.

Reliever Hansel Robles was removed from the game in the middle of an inning with a sprained ankle. He is expected to be available by Friday's game.

While he was mostly excellent, deGrom made one mistake, a pitch that was hit for a home run by Todd Frazier in the seventh inning.

Terry Collins acknowledged the Mets' offensive struggles after the game. He referred to the difficulty of producing offense when "you've got four guys out of the lineup."

Ken Davidoff listed three reasons the Mets' current slump will not last all summer.

Michael Conforto, who has one hit in has last 22 at-bats, admitted that his own slump is starting to affect him at the plate. The 23-year-old had a .169 batting average in May.

Former Met Marlon Byrd tested positive for a performance enhancing drug for the second time. Currently playing for the Indians, he will be suspended 162 games.

Around the NL East

The Nationals handily defeated the Phillies by a score of 7-2. Max Scherzer dominated, going eight innings and striking out 11. Wilson Ramos drove in four runs for the Nats. Read recaps at Federal Baseball and The Good Phight.

The Braves won 5-4 on a walk-off home run by Freddie Freeman in the 11th inning against the Giants. Williams Perez went 5.2 innings for Atlanta while allowing four total runs, three of which were earned.

The Marlins defeated the Pirates by a score of 3-2. Adam Conley threw six shutout innings while striking out nine, and Christian Yelich had an RBI double.

Around MLB

Felix Hernandez was placed on the disabled list with a strained calf. The injury occurred while celebrating one of the Mariners' home runs during Tuesday's game.

Dustin Ackley will undergo season ending labrum surgery. The Yankees do not view Nick Swisher as a replacement.

Jose Reyes will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A. Reyes is returning from a suspension due to a domestic violence incident.

Former Met closer Bobby Parnell is returning to the majors with the Tigers. Detroit designated Jose Valdez to make room.

Former Met prospect Michael Fulmer took a no-hitter into the seventh inning for Detroit. C.J. Cron broke up the bid with a two-out single to right field.

Anibal Sanchez could be demoted to Detroit's bullpen. So far, he has a 6.67 ERA over 56.2 innings.

Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is leading the National League in All-Star Game voting. He is closely followed by Nationals' outfielder Bryce Harper.

Yesterday at AA

Jonathan Maseng compiled video highlights from Tuesday's loss to the White Sox.

This Date in Mets History

In 1994, the Mets had the first pick in the draft and used it to select pitcher Paul Wilson out of Florida State University. Wilson pitched just one season for the Mets, and finished his career with a 4.86 ERA.