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Mets Morning News: Can’t win ‘em all

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Meet the Mets

All good things must come to an end, as they say. The Mets were handed their second loss of the season last night, as they fell to the Milwaukee Brewers 5-1. Matt Harvey was not particularly sharp, but it hardly mattered, as the bats fell silent against Chase Anderson, Jeremy Jeffress, and Josh Hader, managing just three hits. However, Paul Sewald was very impressive in his three innings of relief.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Bergan record, Daily News, New York Times, New York Post,, and Newsday.

Matt Harvey having a second mediocre start in a row has led some to question whether his rotation spot will be safe upon Jason Vargas’ return.

Ken Davidoff discusses Wilson Ramos as a potential target for the Mets to sure up their catching situation.

The Mets made the front page at SB Nation! Matt Collins takes a look at their hot start.

The Mets’ bullpen continues to be simply amazin’. Last night, it was Paul Sewald who stood out on the mound.

Todd Frazier’s son has picked up his dad’s salt and pepper celebration.

Around the National League East

In a piece that made me want to throw my computer out a window, Liz Roscher at The Good Phight profiles predatory lending practices by an ex-Phillies pitcher that target minor league players.

Meanwhile, the surging Phillies beat the Tampa Bay Rays 9-4, bolstered by a six-run inning in the second.

The Braves, on the other hand, managed to blow an eight run lead in a rather spectacular display of bullpen futility.

The Nationals broke out of their slump, aided by Max Scherzer’s 11 strikeouts. Anthony Rendon is battling a sore toe after fouling a pitch off of it in Friday night’s game.

Around Major League Baseball

Joel Sherman has some early season thoughts about the decline in home runs and attendance, as well as Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani, Chris Davis’ contract, and early divisional favorites off to a rough start.

Cal Ripkin is struggling to sell his very fancy house in Maryland.

Curtis Granderson continues his annual tradition of wearing special cleats on Jackie Robinson Day.

John Harper lists his ten most intriguing teams, hitters, and pitchers from the first two weeks of the season. He ranks the Mets as the second most intriguing team and Yoenis Cespedes made the list for position players and Noah Syndergaard received a mention among pitchers.

The Orioles are in a major period of organizational flux.

This weekend is MLB’s Trailblazer Series, a baseball tournament exclusively for young girls.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane reviewed the positive things we can take away from Matt Harvey’s first couple of starts.

This Date in Mets History

Of course, on this date, everyone in baseball pays tribute to Jackie Robinson. Exactly 50 years after Robinson played in his first game as a Dodger, on April 15, 1997, the Mets hosted Major League Baseball’s first Jackie Robinson Day at Shea Stadium. It has been a time honored tradition ever since.