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Mets Morning News: The Dodgers’ home run barrage continues, Zack Wheeler goes on the DL

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

New York Mets v Los Angeles Dodgers Photo by Harry How/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

It was more of the same for the Mets against the Dodgers. The Mets tried to change things up by scoring first on Curtis Granderson’s home run, but once again the game took a turn in the Dodgers’ favor. Yasiel Puig raised some hackles when he hit a massive home run and proceeded to admire said home run. Yasmani Grandal added a blast of his own for good measure and it was another easy win for LA.

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After getting thoroughly thrashed by the Dodgers, the Mets got upset by Yasiel Puig’s very long, very slow home run trot. Wlmer Flores especially took exception to Puig’s reaction.

Zack Wheeler was placed on the DL with tendinitis. He tried to pitch through it and the results were disastrous.

Wheeler is just one name on the growing list of Mets who are currently on the disabled list.

Despite the struggles of the pitching staff this season, pitching coach Dan Warthen isn’t going anywhere.

It might be time for Sandy Alderson to admit this team is going nowhere before it is too late. During his tenure as GM he made some decisions that are coming back to haunt the team.

To love this team is to know pain and suffering.

Pete Flynn, the Mets longtime groundskeeper, passed away at the age of 79.

Around the NL East

The Braves won in extra innings on a walk-off home run by Matt Kemp. In a curious move, Freddie Freeman plans on returning from the DL as a third baseman.

The Marlins were nearly no-hit by Max Scherzer, but they rallied in the eighth to win the game.

The Phillies continue to have an absolute disaster of a season.

Max Scherzer lost the no-hitter, then the lead, and then the game in the eighth inning for the Nationals.

Around the Majors

Commissioner Rob Manfred has no explanation for the recent power surge in the majors.

After his incredible start to the season, Brewers’ slugger Eric Thames has seen a significant drop-off in production.

Grant Brisbee does not agree with Joe Maddon’s thoughts on Anthony Rizzo’s slide.

Tiger’s ace Justin Verlander had a perfect game broken up on a bunt single.

The Diamondbacks had a record-setting inning in their victory over the Rockies.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke wrote about Wheeler’s trip to the DL and Pill’s return trip from Vegas.

With the draft over, Joe DeMayo analyzed the Mets’ draft picks.

This Date in Mets History

After a truly terrific and Hall of Fame-worthy career, Tom Seaver announced his retirement on this date in 1987.