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Mets Morning News: Losing streak now at four, trade deadline looms

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

Colorado Rockies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Sunday’s game will be the last chance for the Mets to get a win this year against the Rockies. They jumped out to an early lead but allowed seven unanswered runs en route to a 7-2 loss last night. It raises the current losing streak to four games, and Mets fans have to wonder if the swoon will affect the team’s approach for Monday’s trade deadline.

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For Mets fans, the best part of Saturday’s game came before the first pitch, as the team retired Mike Piazza’s number 31.

The Mets themselves appear to be getting frustrated by their performance on the field. Take Wilmer Flores’ post-game rant against the umpires, for instance.

Despite two hits with runners in scoring position last night, the Mets continue to struggle in that category and can’t figure out why.

With the trade deadline approaching, the Mets are reportedly trying to snag Reds outfielder Jay Bruce after they missed out on another big name (more on him later).

More and more Mets names keep heading to the DL, and the team is apparently doing all it can to keep their best hitter from going there, too.

After this series with the Rockies, the Subway Series is coming up, truly one of the best treats in all of New York sports.

Around the NL East

The Washington Nationals have made a big trade deadline move for bullpen help.

The Braves made a trade of their own on Saturday, and it’s being described as peculiar, to say the least.

On the field, Atlanta lost to the Phillies, whose fans took especially great pride in Saturday night’s win.

The Miami Marlins rode their offense to an easy win against the Cardinals.

Around the Majors

Many Mets fans were hoping the team would add Jonathan Lucroy, but it’s probably not happening. The Brewers have reportedly agreed to send him to the Indians.

The trade talk surrounding talented Dodgers outfield Yasiel Puig is heating up too.

In a less compelling move, the Athletics have sent speedster Billy Burns to Kansas City.

You’ve put up with enough trade talk. Allow me to reward you with an actual super exciting baseball play from Byron Buxton.

And now let’s get silly. Here’s a lifesize LEGO statue of Madison Bumgarner.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Mets appear to have lost the Jonathan Lucroy sweepstakes, though they had offered Travis d’Arnaud, Brandon Nimmo, and one other player.

The Mets placed Jose Reyes on the DL and signed Justin Ruggiano to take his place on the roster.

This Date in Mets History

Remember Duaner Sanchez? He was a dominant setup man for the 2006 Mets until this date ten years ago, when he suffered a season-ending injury in a cab.