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Mets Morning News: deGrom downed, Cespedes and Cabrera to return

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

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Meet the Mets

On a night in which the offense actually produced, Jacob deGrom did not, as New York fell 10-7 to the Giants. Despite a Justin Ruggiano grand slam to spot the Mets four runs, the Mets’ most reliable arm was shelled in the fourth and fifth innings, surrendering eight runs. Among the blows: a two-run homer from opposing pitcher Madison Bumgarner.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, ESPN,,, Newsday.

After taking a no-hit bid into the eighth inning in his last start, Steven Matz will miss his Friday start due to shoulder discomfort. Seth Lugo will get the nod in his place.

On the bright side, Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera both come off the disabled list on Friday.

General manager Sandy Alderson indicated he has no present plans to fire manager Terry Collins.

With Jay Bruce slumping, BP Mets wondered if the team mortgaged its 2017 season to try and compete this year.

Noah Syndergaard is trying to convince Harvard hockey star Jimmy Vesey to join the New York Rangers.

Around the NL East

In a battle of the best and worst in the division, the Nationals battered the Braves, 8-2. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Federal Baseball.

Jose Fernandez lasted a season-low four innings and surrendered five runs as the Marlins fell to the Reds, 5-4.

In possibly the last time Chase Utley and Ryan Howard share a diamond, the Phillies topped the Dodgers, 5-4.

Around the Majors

Grant Brisbee detailed the best and worst baseball stories of 2016.

Despite an explosive exchange of words, Blue Jays manager John Gibbons and third baseman Josh Donaldson will be fine.

Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas appears to have turned a corner.

Yesterday at AA

The Giants could be just as desperate as the Mets to win their series.

Why Michael Conforto should start over Curtis Granderson when the 23-year-old returns from Las Vegas.

Amazin’ Avenue Audio discussed players the Mets can still acquire, Logan Verrett, and Jose Reyes. They also updated the Panic City Meter and went over some Keith Hernandez broadcast highlights.

This Date in Mets History

In 1957, the Giants voted in favor of moving to San Francisco, partially paving the way for the Mets’ existence in New York.

Ron Darling turns 56 today.