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Mets Afternoon News: Bullpen blows it again, Cespedes set back

Your Sunday afternoon dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ bullpen blew another game last night, this time to the Pirates, as Addison Reed allowed Pittsburgh to tie the game in the ninth and Josh Edgin gave up a game-ending run in the tenth when he inherited a bad situation that was created by Tyler Pill in his major league debut earlier in the inning.

Yoenis Cespedes felt some tightness in his quad as he was playing in a minor league rehab game and was shut down until at least Tuesday. Here’s hoping that delay is relatively minor.

In tonight’s series finale against the Pirates, Matt Harvey will be looking to cut down on walks, which have hampered his ability to take any significant step forward so far this season.

Around the National League East

Stephen Strasburg had a hell of a game as he struck out fifteen and the Nationals shut out the Padres.

The Marlins lost to the Angels, and the Phillies beat the Reds. The Braves lost, which means they’re not too far ahead of the Mets in the division—a fairly depressing sentence.

Around Major League Baseball

Homer Simpson was “inducted” into the Hall of Fame.