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Mets Morning News: Bartolo Colon draws first career walk, but Mets lose to Diamondbacks

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

New York Mets v Arizona Diamondbacks Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

It was a rough start to the road trip for the Mets as their bats were unable to overcome their poor pitching in Arizona. Bartolo Colon got the start and nabbed his first career walk as a hitter, but he also gave up five runs in just four innings of work, a hole the Mets were never able to climb out of.

Every Mets pitcher on the night—and there were four of them—gave up at least one run. Every time the Mets’ offense pulled things close, the pitching would immediately allow the Diamondbacks to widen the lead. The D-Backs tallied 16 hits on the night.

In the end, great nights at the plate from Neil Walker, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores and Travis d’Arnaud were wasted as the Mets lost 10-6.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short, NY Post,, ESPN,, Newsday, New York Times.

Choo Choo Coleman, one of the original Mets, died on Monday after a battle with cancer.

The Mets expect Yoenis Cespedes back in the lineup by Friday.

Neil Walker has been on a hot streak, but the Mets will be losing him to paternity leave any day now.

Logan Verrett’s agents are attempting to have his demotion rescinded.

The Mets and Marlins had a friendly Twitter beef over injuries to their respective stars.

The Mets announced their 2017 season ticket pricing, and fans can expect an average price increase of just under 4%.

Around the NL East

The Nationals beat the Rockies 5-4 thanks to some excellent bullpen pitching.

The Marlins were rejected by Alex Rodriguez.

The Phillies are quietly creeping into the Wild Card picture, though a lot of things would have to go their way.

The Braves’ day was so boring they decided to use MS Paint (or Snapchat finger painting) to dream up what sport Freddie Freeman might play in the Olympics.

Around MLB

The Texas Rangers have lost Shin-Soo Choo for the season after he broke his forearm in Monday night’s game against the A’s.

The Royals have obtained a new Rally Mantis.

The Padres are apparently considering releasing Alexei Ramirez.

The Cubs have fired their DJ after he played Prodigy’s “Smack My Bitch Up” when Aroldis Chapman was leaving the mound. Chapman was suspended earlier this season under MLB’s domestic violence policy after allegedly choking his girlfriend. Chapman remains employed by the Cubs.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Diamondbacks series.

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Schreiber doesn’t just have one reason why Lucas Duda is better than James Loney for you — he has 39!

Lukas Vlahos delivered the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets scored a team-record 23 runs against the Cubs back in 1987.