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Mets Morning News: Mets bullpen falters again in brutal loss to Rockies

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost another bad game to the Rockies on Friday night, stranding more runners on base as they fell 6-1 at Citi Field.

The Mets had a legitimate chance to equalize things in the eighth inning, down 3-1 when two men got on base with no outs. However, there was to be no comeback, as reliever Scott Oberg got the next three Mets out with all of three pitches.

Antonio Bastardo added insult to injury by giving up three runs in the ninth. It was a night the Mets will surely hope to forget if they have any hope of making the playoffs.

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Juan Lagares will have surgery on his thumb and miss at least six weeks.

The Mets have apparently been receiving calls about Michael Conforto but are not interested in dealing him.

Jeurys Familia has lost his splitter, according to Fangraphs.

It’s been one year since Wilmer Flores famously cried during a game because he thought he was about to be traded.

The NY Post’s Phil Mushnick would like the New York State Attorney General to investigate the Mets’ ticketing convenience fees.

The Daily News is happy that the Mets are retiring Mike Piazza’s number tomorrow but believes that Keith Hernandez and Gary Carter deserve the honor as well.

Around the NL East

The Braves and the Phillies clashed and the Braves came out on top.

The Nationals beat the Giants, thanks partially to a triple play, which was possibly the first 3-3-5 triple play in history.

The Marlins lost to the Cardinals. They also added pitchers Andrew Cashner and Colin Rea from San Diego.

Around MLB

There are a lot of rumors around the trade deadline, unsurprisingly.

The Indians trolled the Twins really hard after the Twins fell for a fake trade rumor the other day.

Curt Schilling has avoided criminal charges after his nearly $100 million video game business collapsed under strange circumstances in 2012.

Reliever (and former Met) David Aardsma is trying to get a job via Twitter.

Yesterday at AA

Linda Surovich recapped her visit to Cooperstown for Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame induction.

Joe Sokolowski presented another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

David Capobianco looked at Wilmer Flores’s performance against left-handed pitching.

Chris McShane ran down the Mets’ trade rumors.

Kevin Palermo had more Mets trade rumors.

This Date in Mets History

It’s Casey Stengel’s birthday today. He would have been 126.