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Mets Morning News: Mets swept by Brewers, Asdrubal Cabrera has a torn ligament in thumb

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

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Meet the Mets

It was a bullpen implosion that cost the Mets in their final game against the Brewers. Jerry Blevins, Fernando Salas, Josh Edgin, and Addison Reed combined to give up seven runs, and doomed the Mets to suffer a series sweep at the hands of Milwaukee.

Michael Conforto and Neil Walker carried the offense, but this Met team can’t seem to get out of its own way and have every part of their game clicking at the same time. They now head to the desert to take on the Diamondbacks.

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Michael Conforto excelled on Sunday batting third in the lineup, and his rise could lead to the fall of Curtis Granderson.

This loss capped off a tumultuous, disappointment-filled week for the Mets.

The losses during this current losing streak have been compounded by the mental mistakes that have added up throughout the course of the week.

Jacob deGrom pitched better on Sunday but was still frustrated by his performance.

Sunday’s loss was another signal this team needs to seek help from outside the organization.

Manager Terry Collins talked about why he thinks pitcher injuries are a league-wide epidemic.

Collins is about to become the longest tenured manager in Mets history, and in the past years, he has seen a big turnaround from when he started.

Asdrubal Cabrera revealed he does in fact have a torn ligament in his thumb, but a trip to the DL is not necessarily going to happen.

Curtis Granderson is serving as a mentor to a prospect in Brewers’ system who is trying to make his way back from a knee injury.

It was a happy Mother’s Day for Raissa Cecchini, who was able to watch both of her sons, Gavin and Garin, play against each other in Las Vegas.

Around the NL East

The Braves and R.A. Dickey failed to sweep the Marlins.

Tyler Moore was the hero who staved off the sweep for Miami.

The Phillies got to Shawn Kelley and won the first half of a doubleheader against the Nationals, but they failed to win the second game when they ran into some bullpen trouble of their own.

Max Scherzer took a line drive off his knee in the second game of the doubleheader but managed to stay in the game.

Around the Majors

The Yankees retired Derek Jeter’s number with a ceremony before Sunday’s game against the Astros. They also placed closer Aroldis Chapman on the disabled list on Sunday.

Steve Palermo, a former major league umpire, passed away after battling cancer.

Red Sox starter Drew Pomeranz left his start early with an apparent injury.

Blue Jays’ outfielder Steve Pearce also had to leave his game after he slid awkwardly into second base.

Diamondbacks’ catcher Chris Iannetta does not remember much from when he was hit in the mouth by a pitch.

Yesterday at AA

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

This Date in Mets History

Quarterback Patrick Mahomes was drafted last month by the Kansas City Chiefs, and it was his father Pat Mahomes who won in his debut with the Mets on this date in 1999.