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Mets Morning News: Wheeler’s win-worthy effort wasted

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite 6.1 effective innings from Zack Wheeler, the Mets fell 2-1 to the Brewers in a game that featured a wild fourth inning that saw Terry Collins get ejected after a bat boy collided with Wilmer Flores during a routine pop up in foul territory. Wheeler walked only one batter and utilized three double plays to dance around 10 hits. For the second game in a row, the Mets mustered just one late run, this time on an eighth-inning home run from Flores.

Choose your recap: AA short and long, Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday, Record, BP Mets.

After Wheeler’s performance, Collins proclaimed the fireballer “is back.”

In mascot news, Mr. Met’s Wednesday-night middle finger was instigated by heckles about the ball-headed supporter’s mother.

Michael Conforto is hitting .167 through his last seven contests, but he refuses to call the dry spell a “slump.”

Left-handed pitcher Thomas Szapucki, now the No. 2 prospect in the organization according to Steve Sypa, has been promoted to Single-A Columbia. He’ll turn 21 later this month.

According to FanRag’s Jon Heyman, Terry Collins’ seat is the second hottest among major league managers, behind that of Boston’s John Farrell.

Around the NL East

With the Braves off, Talking Chop polled their readers to assess the performances of the front office and manager Brian Snitker.

Diamondbacks ace Zack Greinke dominated the Marlins to snap their four-game winning streak, 3-2.

The Good Phight wondered if Aaron Altherr is the only member of the Phillies to have improved this season.

Federal Baseball’s Patrick Reddington believes Ryan Zimmerman deserves to make his second All-Star team.

Around the Majors

Grant Brisbee explained why it might be time for Cubs fans to panic.

FanGraphs’ Jeff Sullivan did a deepish dive on how the Astros have been so massively successful.

Yesterday at AA

Milo Taibi covered Mr. Met’s middle finger gaffe and the team’s ensuing apology.

After his typically ugly April, Curtis Granderson turned things around in a big way in May.

This Date in Mets History

In 1994, the Mets drafted Paul Wilson with the first overall pick. A headliner of “Generation K,” Wilson was regarded as a can’t-miss prospect—who wound up missing, badly.