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Mets Morning News: Mets swept by last place Braves, Terry Collins contemplating changes

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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The Mets had Matt Harvey, Steven Matz, and Jacob deGrom pitching against the lowly Braves over the weekend, and they were the ones who ended up getting swept on Sunday. The offense behind deGrom once again gave him nothing to work with as Julio Teheran went nine and gave up zero runs. deGrom wasn’t at his sharpest but he was far from terrible. The bullpen has been struggling almost as bad as the offense recently and Antonio Bastardo and Hansel Robles combined to give up three runs in the latter innings to put the game out of reach. The Mets will try to regroup Monday before taking on the Royals on Tuesday.

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Jacob deGrom was not pleased with his performance on Sunday.

With the offense bottoming out, Terry Collins admitted he is ready to make significant changes. There are a few theories as to what those changes will be.

Despite getting the Mets’ lone hit on Sunday, Michael Conforto might be a casualty of the changes that are coming. Conforto, for his part, wants to stay and work through his troubles.

One change that will not be happening is at third base. Collins threw his support behind having Wilmer Flores man the hot corner.

Travis d’Arnaud returning from the disabled list could provide an offensive upgrade, but could Brandon Nimmo be the answer as well?

Panic City wasn’t open for business earlier in the year, but it is sure open now.

Around the NL East

Julio Teheran was almost unhittable against the Mets, but the Braves suffered a loss when Mallex Smith was diagnosed with a fractured thumb after the game.

The Marlins moved into second place in the division when they defeated the Rockies 3-0.

The Phillies continued their free fall when they were swept by the Diamondbacks on Sunday by a final score of 5-1.

Gio Gonzalez’s troubles continued for the Nationals as they were defeated by the Padres 6-3.

Around the Majors

The Red Sox are looking to seriously upgrade their rotation. They have asked about acquiring either Jose Fernandez or Gerrit Cole, but the question is should they break up a young core to improve the rotation.

The Giants won their eighth game in a row when they beat the Rays 5-1.

The Cardinals have lost five straight after the Rangers rallied to defeat them 5-4.

In honor of Father’s Day, here is a look at the best fathers and sons to play the game.

The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Golden State Warriors to become NBA champions. Players from around the MLB weighed in with their thoughts on Twitter.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa updated all the action in the minors with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

In 1983, Keith Hernandez made his Shea Stadium debut in a double header against St. Louis. He went 4-for-8 at the plate with a home run.

In 2006, the Mets extended their lead in the NL East to 9.5 games when they beat the Reds 9-2. Xavier Nady hit two home runs and Carlos Delgado and Steve Trachsel hit one each.