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Mets Morning News: Mets fall in series finale in Cincinnati

Your Friday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

MLB: New York Mets at Cincinnati Reds David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets lost to Cincinnati 7-2 behind a trio of home runs from the Ohioans on Thursday afternoon. Jacob deGrom surrendered three runs in six innings as the Reds blocked his bid for a career-high 15 wins. He struck out five, giving him a career-high 206 Ks on the year. The Mets lead the NL with 193 home runs but failed to hit one in their three-game stay at arguably baseball’s most dinger-friendly park.

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

Asdrubal Cabrera is hoping the Mets will pick up his option, which would mean he’ll return to the team next season.

Speaking of players remaining with the organization, Tim Tebow has vowed to return in 2018 following a rigorous offseason.

Mets doctors have recommended shoulder surgery for Michael Conforto, who hurt himself swinging a bat last week.

Terry Collins is No. 2 on Jon Heyman’s list of managers on the hot seat.

Matt Harvey, who’ll return to a major league mound on Saturday, seems to be at peace with the idea that he might never get his upper-tier velocity back.

Around the NL East

The Braves traded infielder Brandon Phillips to the Angels on Thursday, netting minor league catcher Tony Sanchez.

Following a scorchingly hot streak, the Marlins have lost four in a row to fall back below .500.

The Phillies acquired righty reliever Juan Nicasio off waivers. He has a 2.85 ERA and 1.12 WHIP in 60 innings this year.

The Nationals were shut down by the BrewersZach Davies, ending Gio Gonzalez’s five-start winning streak.

Around the Majors

A whole mess of trades were agreed upon on Thursday. Check out SB Nation’s MLB Trade Rumors page to catch up on all the deals.

Yankees fan and Supreme Court justice Sonia Sotomayor visited a different kind of “Judge’s Chambers”—the right field seating area that’s crazy about Yankees right fielder Aaron Judge.

Young Orioles hurler Dylan Bundy has morphed into a beast over his last five starts.

Yesterday at AA

Catch up on your favorite minor league Mets prospects right here.

This Date in Mets History

In 1975, Tom Seaver struck out 10 Pirates to become the first pitcher in history with at least 200 strikeouts in nine consecutive seasons, a record that has yet to be matched.