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Mets Morning News: Injury bug bites again, Marlins up next

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

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Meet the Mets

Robert Gsellman made his first career start and did well for six innings. It was the seventh inning that ultimately was his undoing and the Mets were unable to secure the sweep.

Gsellman left with the bases loaded and Hansel Robles was too erratic to put out the fire. What was a 1-1 ballgame quickly became a 5-1 ballgame and the Mets could never mount a comeback with a patchwork lineup that was missing both Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker. That lineup became even weaker when Asdrubal Cabrera had to leave the game in the first inning.

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Next up for the Mets: the Marlins, one of the teams they’re competing against for a Wild Card spot.

Asdrubal Cabrera’s injury is a bit of a worry right now since it was the same knee that landed him on the disabled list.

Steven Matz is expected to come off the DL this week, but his next scheduled start got pushed back to Thursday.

Jay Bruce’s struggles may stem from how he is mentally approaching the game and he did not improve after receiving an off day.

The Mets’ injuries might make them a long shot to make the playoffs, but it does give them an appealing narrative.

Around the NL East

The Braves were trounced by Madison Bumgarner and the Giants by a final score of 13-4.

The Marlins lost to the Padres 3-1 on Sunday.

For one game A.J. Ellis helped Phillies’ fans forget about the upsetting loss of Carlos Ruiz.

The Nationals were unable to take the rubber game against the Rockies as they lost 5-3.

Around the Majors

The Pirates jumped ahead of the Marlins in the Wild Card standings when they completed a sweep of the Brewers, but they have lost Gerrit Cole for at least one start.

The Cardinals dropped the finale to the A’s by a final score of 7-4.

The Dodgers first sent Yasiel Puig to the minors and now they have placed him on waivers.

The Royals stayed hot and beat the Red Sox with an 8-run inning that secured their victory.

A team from Endwell, New York defeated a team from South Korea to win the Little League World Series.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa caught up on all the action in the minors with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Kevin M. Black covered Asdrubal Cabrera’s injury.

This Date in Mets History

The hapless ‘62 Mets lost their 100th game.