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Mets Morning News: Mets’ bats stay quiet, team gets swept by Nationals

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The Mets went quietly against Max Scherzer, as the Nationals finished a three-game sweep.

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The Nationals finished off a three-game sweep of the Mets with a 4-2 win. Max Scherzer dominated the Mets for 7.1 innings, striking out 10, and Daniel Murphy hit two home runs. Meanwhile for the Mets, Logan Verrett threw five innings while allowing two runs. The Mets managed to get across two runs in the ninth inning on a James Loney home run before ultimately losing. The Mets begin a series against the Cubs on Thursday.

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Noah Syndergaard acknowledged the bone spur in his elbow, but referred to it as “pretty insignificant.” He is being treated with anti-inflammatory medication , and does not expect to miss any starts.

Curtis Granderson was scratched from last night’s game due to a calf injury. The injury forced him to exit Tuesday’s game, but Granderson stated that it began bothering him during Saturday’s game.

Jose Reyes recorded his first hit last night in the fourth game of his minor league stint, yet he is optimistic, wrote Kevin Kernan.

The ESPN New York Farm Report highlighted the Mets’ seventh round pick, pitcher Austin McGeorge. He is currently pitching out of the bullpen for the Cyclones.

Ken Rosenthal believes that the Mets are the most logical suitor for Cuban free agent Yulieski Gurriel.

The Mets signed their second round pick, Peter Alonso. The first baseman, drafted out of the University of Florida, will report to the Cyclones. You can read more about him in Steve Sypa’s draft profile.

Around the NL East

Read a recap of last night’s game from the Nationals’ perspective at Federal Baseball.

The Tigers beat the Marlins 10-3. Miami Starter Tom Koehler allowed five runs over just three innings, while Giancarlo Stanton was hitless in five at-bats.

The Phillies defeated the Diamondbacks 9-8. Zach Eflin threw six innings while allowing three runs. Cody Asche had three hits and drove in three runs.

Phillies’ pitching propsect Mark Appel underwent season ending-surgery to remove a bone spur from his elbow.

Cleveland defeated the Braves 3-0 to increase their win streak to 12 games. Danny Salazar shut down the Braves for seven innings. Jace Peterson and Nick Markakis both managed two hits for Atlanta.

Around MLB

Clayton Kershaw returned to Los Angeles to undergo tests on his back. The Dodgers are still hopeful that he will be able to make his next start.

The Royals placed outfielder Lorenzo Cain on the disabled list with a strained left hamstring. The injury occurred while running out a grounder during Tuesday’s game.

At Fangraphs, Eno Sarris wrote in praise of Marcus Semien. While Corinne Landrey discussed the continued improvement of Anthony Rizzo.

At The Ringer, Michael Baumann wrote that it it is time to take the Marlins seriously as a part of his column on things to know from the week in baseball.

Grant Brisbee discussed what made it so easy to miss the Rangers, Indians, and Orioles as the top teams in their respective American League divisions.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber recapped highlights from the Mets television booth in This Week in SNY.

This Date in Mets History

In 1962, Sandy Koufax threw the first no-hitter of his career against the Mets. Only four Mets batters were able to hit the ball out of the infield.