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Mets Morning News: Jacob deGrom has rough outing, Mr. Met grabs some headlines

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

Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom had one of his worst starts in a Met uniform. He pitched only four innings and gave up seven runs. The Brewers scored early and often and after getting behind early, the Met offense could not come up with the big hit they sorely needed. Michael Conforto saved the Mets from being shutout in the ninth inning, but the meager win streak still came to an end.

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It was an ugly night at the ballpark, and Mr. Met did not help matters much. Needless to say his employers were not amused, which of course led many memes.

Jacob deGrom was very unJake-like against the Brewers, but the righty could offer no explanation for what went awry in his start. The walks and the lack of command are starting to become troublesome for deGrom.

Curtis Granderson has finally turned his season around, which means he could avoid the bench once Yoenis Cespedes returns.

Michael Conforto has been a consistent bright spot for the Mets this season after struggling, and the Cubs could learn a lesson from the Mets on how to deal with a struggling, young star.

Wilmer Flores’s recent play finally got him a start against a righty.

Despite the tough loss against the Brewers, the NL as a whole is not that competitive which could work in the Mets’ favor.

The calls are getting louder for Amed Rosario to make his way to the big leagues.

Around the NL East

Eric Young Jr. hit a solo home run for the Angels to help give them the win over the Braves. If the state of the Mets has you down, remember it could always be much, much worse as evidenced by this comedy of errors the Braves committed in one inning from the previous night. Sorry Bartolo.

Marlins’ starter Tom Koehler could be a trade target this summer. The Marlins finished off a sweep of the Phillies.

Absolutely nothing is going right for the Phillies right now.

Bryce Harper’s suspension got reduced for the Nationals, but some argue it is still too much. Max Scherzer and the Nationals swept the Giants.

Around the Majors

Orioles minor leaguer Robert Andino received a 50-game suspension after he tested positive for Amphetamine.

The Cubs were swept by the woeful Padres in San Diego.

Hawk Harrelson, the longtime voice of the White Sox, plans to retire after the 2018 season.

Umpires across the board seem to be changing the strike zone this season.

The Astros keep on winning and completed a sweep of the Twins.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane rated the performances of the pitchers with the Player Performance Meter.

Another edition of This Week in SNY was done by Steve Schreiber.

Steve Sypa took a look at some infielders that might be worth drafting in this year’s draft, he also took a look at what was happening in the minors with the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

No-Han! Five years ago today Johan Santana threw the first no-hitter in Mets history.