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Zack Wheeler had his second good start in a row, an encouraging sign for a Mets team looking for capable arms, but it was all for naught. The Mets bullpen once again melted down, allowing the Diamondbacks to score six runs in the eighth inning. While the previously dormant Mets offense tried to dig out of the hole in the top on ninth, it was too little too late and the Mets took a 7-3 loss.
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Terry Collins, who will pass Davey Johnson as the Mets’ longest-tenured manager this Saturday, barring any craziness, was not happy with the team’s effort prior to the game. He’s presumably even less happy post-game.
Asdrubal Cabrera may require a trip to the DL for his injured thumb.
The Mets are not considering calling up Amed Rosario at this time.
The Mets are considering skipping Robert Gsellman’s next start and having him throw out of the bullpen in a couple of games.
David Wright’s prospects are not looking good, though the silver lining is that the Mets should be able to recoup a decent portion of his contract through their insurance policy, possibly freeing up some funds to take on more salaries.
Tim Tebow apparently bought a mattress so that he could sleep on the floor of the bus during road trips.
Yoenis Cespedes should be back next week barring any setbacks.
Around the NL East
The Braves beat the Blue Jays 10-6.
The Marlins, like the Mets, blew a lead and lost to the Astros by a score of 7-2.
Fangraphs took a look at the Nationals’ bullpen woes.
The Phillies and Nationals were off for the night.
Mike Trout has now homered in four straight games.
Carlos Gomez will miss four to six weeks with a hamstring injury.
Hunter Pence is back on the DL for the Giants. It’s become a familiar place for him.
USA Today has a long piece on Jose Canseco and his first MLB job in over fifteen years — working as an analyst for Oakland A’s games.
Leo Mazzone is one of the most successful pitching coaches in MLB history, but no one will hire him.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Diamondbacks series.
Chris McShane brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.
Ketul Shah went into detail about how one recovers from a hamstring injury.
Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Darryl Strawberry hit his first major league home run on this date in 1983. He’d go on to hit 252 as a Met.