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Mets Morning News: Thor’s hammered as Mets fall to Braves

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Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

It was not a pretty night for the Mets at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard took the mound and had one of his worst outings of the year, getting chased after less than four innings of work. The Mets’ offense was similarly putrid, scoring only two runs against Aaron Blair, who lowered his ERA to 7.71 and picked up his first major league win. Freddie Freeman tormented the Mets for most of the night, going 4-for-5 and knocking in three runs. In the recurring Mets issues department, the team went 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

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

The Mets honored a dozen of their top prospects before last night’s game.

Mike Piazza’s post-9/11 game jersey is headed to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

Addison Reed was the subject of both a Fangraphs article and a profile in the New York Times.

Tim Tebow drew a big crowd at Port St. Lucie. He’s also selling a ton of jerseys.

Around the Wild Card Race

The Dodgers beat the Giants in a wild game in LA—that this writer attended—which included a pitchers duel between Madison Bumgarner and Clayton Kershaw, a benches-clearing brawl, and a come-from-behind walk-off win in the ninth.

The Cardinals beat the Rockies to draw even with the Giants in the Wild Card race. They’re now only one game behind the Mets.

Around the NL East

The Marlins beat the Nationals in a game that saw Giancarlo Stanton hit his first homer in a month.

The Phillies were dormant.

Around MLB

Ben Zobrist rode a bike to a game at Wrigley Field while wearing his uniform.

Shin-Soo Choo could come back in time for the Rangers’ playoff series.

In a very sad story, Yuliette Solarte, the wife of the Padres’ Yangervis Solarte, has died after a battle with cancer. She was 31 years old, and leaves behind three children.

The Diamondbacks have fired Senior VP of Baseball Operations De Jon Watson.

The Reds set a new record for most home runs allowed in a season.

Curt Schilling agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a case surrounding the failure of his video game company 38 Studios.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.

Chris McShane had new player performance meters for Pitchers and Hitters.

Steve Schreiber delivered another This Week in SNY.

Matt Varvaro brought you another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

The Pirates have had some really bad offensive days against the Mets on this date.