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Mets Morning News: Despite late game heroics, Mets fall in extras

A Kelly Johnson ninth inning home run was not enough to get the Mets a win.

Arizona Diamondbacks v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets lost in crushing fashion 3-2 to the Diamondbacks. Bartolo Colon started and was excellent, striking out eight over seven innings and allowing just one run. But the Mets’ offense continued to struggle, this time against Diamondbacks starter Robbie Ray. They managed to tie up the game in the ninth inning on a Kelly Johnson home run. But they lost the lead when Jerry Blevins surrendered a home run to Oscar Hernandez in the 12th.

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Jose Reyes is set to begin a rehab stint with the Cyclones today. He has been on the disabled list with an intercostal strain since July 26.

The Mets are reportedly open to acquiring outfielder Carlos Gomez, who was designated for assignment by the Astros while in the midst of a poor season.

T.J. Rivera made his major league debut with the Mets last night. You can read profiles of him at the Wall Street Journal and ESPN.

The ESPN New York Farm Report highlighted Cyclones shortstop Colby Woodmansee. Drafted in the fifth round of this year’s draft, Woodmansee is batting .282 with two home runs so far.

In the Post, Bart Hubbuch interviewed former Mets vice president of player development Paul DePodesta about his new role at the head of the Cleveland Browns of the NFL.

Around the NL East

The Braves lost to the Brewers 4-3. Joel De La Cruz pitched poorly for Atlanta, allowing all four Milwaukee runs over four innings. Freddie Freeman hit two home runs.

The Phillies defeated the Dodgers 6-2. Jeremy Hellickson gave up just one run over five innings of work, while Freddy Galvis hit a three-run home run for Philadelphia.

The Nationals beat the Indians 7-4. Gio Gonzalez did not pitch particularly well for the Nats, allowing four runs over five innings, but Jayson Werth and Anthony Rendon led the offense with five hits between them.

The Marlins lost to the Giants 1-0. The lone run came on a Brandon Crawford home run off of David Phelps in the fourth inning. Miami’s offense managed just six hits off the Giants’ pitchers.

Around MLB

Prince Fielder held a press conference in order to announce that his career is over. He recently underwent his second neck surgery.

The Blue Jays placed Jose Bautista on the disabled list with a knee sprain. Junior Lake was recalled from Triple-A to take his place.

Red Sox starter Steven Wright has been scratched from his next start. The knuckleballer is dealing with an injured shoulder.

Rich Hill will not make his next start for the Dodgers due to a lingering blister. Hill, who was acquired at the trade deadline, has not pitched since July 17.

Hyun Soo Kim is getting comfortable in his transition to the major leagues from Korea, wrote Eno Sarris.

Yesterday at AA

Andrew Gould wrote about the current state of the Mets’ bullpen. Specifically, he discussed the lack of depth leading to high workloads for their top relievers.

Chris McShane analyzed the struggles of Carlos Gomez, and whether he would be a good fit for the Mets down the stretch

This Date in Mets History

In 2010, Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was arrested after a game in the clubhouse. Rodriguez was reportedly angered by Jerry Manuel not inserting him into the game in the eighth inning, and then physically lashed out at his girlfriend’s father.