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Mets Morning News: Mets get Swanson’d in Atlanta

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Meet the Mets

Dansby Swanson did it all for the Braves last night, crushing the Mets with his offense, defense and hustle. Despite a solid start from Matt Harvey, the Mets were simply unable to score much against the Braves, or hold on to a lead. The dagger came in the bottom of the ninth as Swanson stretched a single into double against the flat-footed Mets, and scored the winning run on a Rio Ruiz single.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday,,, Bergen County Record.

The Mets will go with a six-man rotation to keep Robert Gsellman as a starter.

Yoenis Cespedes will return to the team today.

Forty years ago this week, the Mets made the most controversial trade in team history.

Neil Walker continues to deal with knee issues.

Thor won’t be back to throwing for quite a while.

The NY Times took a look at the Mets’ decision to not call up Amed Rosario as of yet.

Around the NL East

The Phillies helped the Cardinals snap a losing streak.

The Marlins won a slug-fest against the Pirates.

The Nationals took a bad loss against the Rangers.

The Nationals are not close to an extension with Dusty Baker.

Around MLB

Ervin Santana nearly single-handedly beat the Giants.

The Dodgers sent Sergio Romo to the 10-day DL with an ankle sprain.

Addison Russell has returned to the Cubs, but under the dark cloud of spousal abuse accusations.

Masahiro Tanaka’s next start has been pushed back amid his continuing struggles.

The Cardinals made major changes to their coaching staff and designated Jhonny Peralta for assignment.

Derek Norris’ ex-fiance will meet with MLB next week to discuss his alleged emotional and physical abuse of her.

Cameron Maybin stole four bases in one game for the Angels.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane argued that Curtis Granderson should start in right field when Yo makes his return.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Steve Sypa took a look back at which players have been picked at 20th overall in the MLB draft.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets have a knack for winning extra-inning games on this date.