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Mets Morning News: Mets get to Kershaw but can’t overcome Wheeler’s meltdown

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets headed out west last night to take on the Dodgers and did the nearly impossible, hitting four home runs off vaunted ace Clayton Kershaw. There was one problem though: Zack Wheeler had a really bad start. After Wheeler was tagged for seven earned runs in just two innings of work, there was little the Mets could do to climb out of the hole. They ended up losing 10-6.

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

Keith Hernandez last night: “Roark’s been getting his tits lit.”

Terry Collins put Gavin Cecchini in the staring lineup against Kershaw because he wanted to challenge him. Cecchini rose to the challenge and hit a home run.

Juan Lagares underwent surgery to repair his broken thumb.

The Post examined which Mets would fetch the best returns in a trade at the deadline.

Jacob deGrom was named the National League player of the week.

The Charleston RiverDogs really enjoy trolling Tim Tebow.

Around the NL East

The Braves put a beating on the hapless Giants.

The Marlins somehow crawled out of a six run hole and beat the Nationals.

The Phillies were idle.

Around MLB

Cody Bellinger is hitting home runs at a record pace.

MLB finally ruled on Hunter Strickland’s appeal of his suspension, upholding the initial decision.

Yankees top prospect Gleyber Torres needs Tommy John surgery, making him one of the much rarer position players to need the operation.

Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez smashed a home run into the stadium lights, just like Roy Hobbs.

The Orioles pitching has been truly awful during the past month.

MLB umpire “Cowboy” Joe West is about to become just the third umpire to work over 5,000 games.

And in-depth look at what it’s like to be a Latino player in MLB.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Dodgers series.

Steve Sypa brought you draft profiles for Nathan Peden, Bryce Hutchinson, and Jack Schneider.

Chris McShane was back with player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Back on this date in 2006 the Mets put on an offensive show at Shea, taking down the Red by a score of 9-2.