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Postponement due to rain wasted a 3-1 lead and what was shaping up to be a solid start from Zack Wheeler against the Braves on Thursday night. The sky opened in the top of the fourth and didn’t let up, leading to the game’s being saved for another date. All stats, like Jay Bruce’s two-run home run, never happened.
Still, BP Mets and the New York Times bothered to write up recaps.
The second opinion on Noah Syndergaard’s strained right lat was “all positive,” according to an MLB.com source.
Though the team has considered flip-flopping the left side of their infield, Asdrubal Cabrera seems hesitant to play third base and cede shortstop to Jose Reyes.
The Post’s Mike Vaccaro felt it necessary to remind everyone how depressing David Wright’s late career has been.
Rafael Montero will get his 613,461,547th chance to prove he belongs in the majors on tonight, weather permitting.
Wheeler has made strides with his maturity on the mound, according to the Daily News’ Kristie Ackert.
Around the NL East
The Braves called up lefty reliever Sam Freeman to take Matt Wisler’s roster spot.
The Rays took the Citrus Series from the Marlins thanks to a pair of Tim Beckham dingers.
The Good Phight’s podcast, The Felske Files, sat down with Phillies outfield prospect Nick Williams.
The Nationals bested the Diamondbacks behind a hell of a day from Max Scherzer on the mound and at the dish.
Around the Majors
Wanna see an ump take a heater to the peter? Sure ya do.
Don’t look now: The supposedly bad Twins are in first place.
A sign outside a bar near Fenway Park appeared to discriminate against Yankees and Cubs fans, but a closer look revealed that couldn’t have been further from the truth.
Yesterday at AA
David Capobianco explored all options in a search for a replacement for Syndergaard.
The latest Amazin’ Avenue Audio recaps the wild week, remembers forgotten Met Terry Leach, and ranks the top five regular season Mets games of 1986.
This Date in Mets History
In 2004, Mike Piazza took the Giants’ Jerome Williams deep to break Carlton Fisk’s record for homers as a catcher, at 352.