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Mets Morning News: Mets blown out by Cubs, Cabrera thumbs his way back to the DL

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

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Meet The Mets

The Mets were blown out by the Cubs in the second game of their series, losing 14-4. Zack Wheeler lasted one and a third innings, allowing seven runs through a bases loaded Anthony Rizzo walk, an Ian Happ grand slam, and an Addison Russell Double.

Matt Harvey takes the mound tonight for the rubber match against Mike Montgomery.

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Fresh off a two home run performance Monday night, Asdrubal Cabrera landed back on the disabled list for the same thumb injury that has plagued him all season. T.J. Rivera barely had a chance to unpack after getting sent down this weekend, as he was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Cabrera’s place on the roster.

Kristie Ackert of the Daily News thinks calling up Rivera instead of stud prospect Amed Rosario is a missed opportunity.

Yoenis Cespedes, who was understandably pulled from the game during last night’s blowout, may also be suffering from a bout of tendinitis. Wonderful.

Jacob deGrom is no fan of the current six-man rotation.

Michael Conforto is the latest Met to catch the injury bug, sitting for the second consecutive night while he deals with a stiff back.

Looking to bolster a needy pitching staff sooner rather than later, the Mets drafted six college pitchers on Day 2 of the MLB Draft.

Around the NL East

The Phillies traded LHP Joely Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers.

The Nats found themselves back in the win column, defeating the Braves 10-5.

The Marlins beat the Athletics 8-1.

Around MLB

Though it may be too early to tell, Royce Lewis and Hunter Greene being the first two picks of this year’s draft may be beneficial to enticing black youths to play baseball.

Instead of flipping a bat, Yasiel Puigflipped the bird’ to some hecklers in Cleveland after hitting a home run last night.

Once-future-Met, now former Cardinal Jhonny Peralta was released by St. Louis yesterday.

The Minnesota Twins had a franchise record 28 hits in a 20-7 route against the Seattle Mariners. Eddie Rosario hit three home runs in the process.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Sypa’s draft coverage continued, profiling the Mets third overall pick, Stanford OF Quinn Brodey.

Chris McShane broke down Jacob deGrom’s masterful complete game from Monday night.

This Date In Mets History

Duke Snider clubbed his 400th home run in a 10-3 win over Cincinnati.