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Mets Morning News: Mets fall in extra innings, Wright to resume baseball activities

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

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Meet the Mets

Things unraveled in extra innings in Tuesday’s 6-2 loss, as four Phillies crossed home plate in the 10th inning. The Mets were held to a combined four hits against Zach Eflin and five relievers. Robert Gsellman will look to get the Mets back on track against Vince Velasquez later tonight.

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George Willis of the Post wondered how long the Mets are going to stick with Jose Reyes as their everyday third baseman.

Zack Wheeler is still waiting for all of his pitches to “come around,” Kristie Ackert of the Daily News writes.

David Schoenfield of ESPN labels Jose Reyes one of the league’s least valuable players.

Sara Novic of BP Mets discussed the impending return of Jeurys Familia.

The Mets’ No. 23 prospect, P.J. Conlon, has impressed in Double-A.

David Wright is set to begin baseball activities today.

Jay Bruce opened up on his transition to New York in an interview with Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

Around the NL East

Howie Kendrick of the Phillies landed on the DL.

Max Scherzer stymied the Braves’ offense in his first start at SunTrust Park.

Ichiro enjoyed a nice return to Safeco Field.

Around Major League Baseball

Michael Baumann of The Ringer profiled Reds LHP Amir Garrett.

Starling Marte was hit with an 80-game suspension for a PED violation. Prospect Jose Osuna has been called up in Marte’s stead.

Travis Sawchik of FanGraphs analyzed the implications of Marte’s absence from Pittsburgh’s lineup.

Eric Thames is armed with better decision-making than his previous MLB stint, Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs writes.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets’ series with Philadelphia.

Chris McShane took a look at Zack Wheeler’s early season returns.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964, the Mets won their first game at Shea Stadium with a 6-0 shutout of the Pirates.

Happy birthday to Ambiorix Burgos, Brent Mayne, and Frank Viola!