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Mets Morning News: Dreadful pitching dooms Mets in loss to Phillies

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MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

It was the usual sort of night for the 2017 Mets. Matt Harvey was ineffective over four innings of work, before giving way to Hansel Robles, who was equally ineffective in relief. The Mets were 0-for-3 with runners in scoring position, and two solo homers by Jose Reyes and Dominic Smith were the lone bright spots on the night as the Mets lost 6-2 in a game that wasn’t even that close.

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

Jacob deGrom was scratched from his final start due to a stomach bug.

David Wright was not happy with the anonymous bashing of Terry Collins by some Mets teammates.

Fred Wilpon apparently shielded Terry Collins from being fired earlier in the season.

The Mets will be playing the Phillies in the Little League Classic next year.

Around the NL East

The Phillies announced that Pete Mackanin will not return as manager next season.

The Braves blew a 5-0 lead against the Marlins.

Derek Jeter asked David Samson to fire even more Marlins staffers for him. This axing included both VP of Player Development Marc DelPiano and VP of Pitching Development Jim Benedict. Both are highly regarded in baseball circles.

The Nationals steamrolled the Pirates on their way to a 6-1 victory.

Around MLB

The Red Sox blew another chance to clinch the AL East.

Charlie Blackmon has set a record for the most runs batted in during a season by a leadoff hitter.

MLB has renamed the World Series MVP award after Willie Mays.

Bruce Maxwell continued taking a knee during the national anthem on the road in Texas.

Mike Trout now has over 200 home runs in his short career.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Phillies series.

Timothy Finnegan took a look at the ever-changing swing of Travis d’Arnaud.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

This Date in Mets History

If you think the Mets were breaking hearts this year, remember what they were doing on September 30th a decade ago.