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After a pair of Mets comebacks were for naught in the first two games of their three-game set with the Diamondbacks, the Amazins didn’t get any hopes up in the finale, falling 9-0. Noah Syndergaard battled through five innings, surrendering three runs, before Jon Niese got lit up for six runs in the sixth. New York managed just five runs over 30 innings while being swept by Arizona, owners of the second-worst ERA in the majors.
Terry Collins underlined, italicized, and put an exclamation point at the end of the Mets’ struggles with a postgame rant that had him trending on Twitter.
After Collins’s spouting, the team had a closed-door meeting in which, according to Curtis Granderson, all 25 players spoke to their predicament.
Though he’s been dealing with a painful bone spur in his elbow, Syndergaard said his most recent struggles are of the mental variety.
The Mets will host LGBT Pride Night at Citi Field when they take on the Pirates on Saturday, becoming the first New York market team in the four major professional sports to host such an event. A portion of ticket sales will go to the non-profit LGBT Network and its Safe Schools Initiative.
Mets prospect Anthony Kay followed in the footsteps of Steven Matz, getting his own sandwich named after him at Se-Port Deli in East Setauket.
Around the NL East
The Brewers beat up on Braves starter Roberto Hernandez as Atlanta fell 11-3.
The Marlins have discussed adding Alex Rodriguez, who’s playing his last game with the Yankees on Friday.
The Good Phight wondered if the Phillies are tanking the rest of the way.
Despite another less-than-stellar start from Gio Gonzalez, the Nationals topped the Indians, 7-4.
Around the Majors
Grant Brisbee’s thoughts on the general weirdness of the Tommy La Stella Saga.
As injuries force him away from the game, a remembrance of Prince Fielder’s violent swing.
This year’s Padres are a historically great base-stealing team.
Yesterday at AA
MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo paid a visit to Amazin’ Avenue Audio. Contributors discuss Collins’s performance and the future of second base in the organization.
This Date in Mets History
In 2000, Benny Agbayani lost track of outs and handed a caught fly ball to a young fan, allowing Jeff Kent and Ellis Burks to score from third and second, respectively, with two away.