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Mets Morning News: Limping out of the desert

Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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

Meet the Mets

Perhaps it’s fitting that a team so snake-bit by injuries would struggle against the Diamondbacks. The Mets were blown out 13-5 in their rubber game at Chase Field, and finished the season just 1-5 to the National League West’s cellar dwellers. Jon Niese struggled in his first start back with the Mets, and the bullpen imploded. The team now heads to San Francisco for a four-game series with the Giants.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, ESPN, MLB.com, New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, NJ.com, Bergen County Record, Newsday.

After a lengthy dry spell, Curtis Granderson has been dropped down in the Mets lineup.

It will be an epic pitchers duel Thursday night in San Francisco.

The Mets’ roster is reeling, but much-needed reinforcements are on the way.

T.J Rivera has been one of those desperation call-ups, but in this case, he’s brought his hot bat with him.

After helping the Mets cause Tuesday night, Noah Syndergaard was focused on helping another local team.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Twins, but their big news came earlier on with a big name call-up.

In case you were wondering if Tim Tebow might replace Giancarlo Stanton while he’s injured (we know you were), the Marlins want to ensure you that you’re wrong.

A loss on the field to the Dodgers, and a loss off the field in the Phillies rotation.

Stephen Strasburg got rocked in Colorado as the Nationals lost in a barn burner.

Around Major League Baseball

David Ortiz and the Red Sox seem all on board with any Jonathan Papelbon signing rumors.

Your current MLB wins leader? J.A. Happ of course. We all saw that coming right?

A scary accident knocked Rays infielder Nick Franklin out of Wednesday night’s game.

The Astros’ mascot missed the cut for this year’s Olympics, but there’s always 2020!

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Linda Surovich provided an update on the latest setback in Zack Wheeler’s rehab.

This Date in Mets History

14 years ago today, the Mets posthumously honored Tommy Agee. He was an instrumental player in the 1969 Miracle Mets run, and stayed active in the Queens community until he died of a heart attack. He was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame in 2002.