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Mets Morning News: deGrom’s early exit lives in Texas

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

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The Mets traveled deep into the heart of Texas to open up a two game tilt against old friend Dillon Gee and the Texas Rangers. Jacob deGrom had another short outing, coughing up eight runs in a span of four innings. The hitters had some pop last night, blasting five home runs and putting two men on with no outs in the top of the ninth, but fell short, losing by a score of 10-8.

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Help for our beleaguered pitching staff is finally on its way, as Stephen Matz and Seth Lugo are prepared to be activated and start this Saturday and Sunday against Atlanta.

Mike Puma reports that the Mets are considering using a six-man rotation for the next few weeks. Zack Wheeler doesn’t seem to mind, saying, “I just want to get through the season healthy.”

Although he seems to have missed the chance to rejoin the Mets in Texas, Yoenis Cespedes is nearing his return to the club.

With the Super 2 deadline close, maybe even already passed, Sandy Alderson has personally checked in on stud-prospect Amed Rosario.

Around the NL East

Aaron Nola and the Phillies dominated the Braves 3-1. Okay, so maybe dominated is a strong word when it comes to Atlanta, but Nola pitched eight innings while striking out six.

Former Phillie Mike Schmidt made some very ugly comments on Tuesday, stating that he wouldn’t build a team around outfielder Odubel Hererra - or any Spanish speaking players. Let us know how that works out for you, Mike.

The Braves placed Bartolo Colon on the 10-day disabled list yesterday, but it has some wondering if his time as a starter in Atlanta might be done.

The Cubs drubbed the Marlins 10-2.

Around MLB

Cincinnati’s Scooter Gennett made MLB history last night, going 5-for-5, collecting 10 RBIs, and hitting four home runs. Gennett becomes the 15th player to hit four home runs in a game during the modern era.

The Giants have acquired former Rangers closer Sam Dyson after his release late last week.

Ruben Tejada is heading back to the majors, having his contract selected by the Baltimore Orioles. Tejada will replace infielder Paul Janish who is on the disabled list.

Yesterday At AA

Chris McShane broke down pitching and position player performance for the previous week.

This Date In Mets History

Happy Draft Anniversary to current and former Mets; Matt Harvey, Mike Pelfrey, Lucas Duda, Dwight Gooden, Wally Backman, and Josh Edgin.