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Mets Morning News: The first losing streak of 2018

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

Washington Nationals v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Nationals defeated the Mets at Citi Field for the second straight night. Zack Wheeler went six innings giving up three runs while the Mets offense was unable to get much going leaving 11 men on base and scoring just two runs.

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

Jason Vargas struck out 12 batters in an intrasquad game on Tuesday. He is now set to make one rehab start and could return to the Mets on April 27.

The Mets sent down Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas and called up Gerson Bautista from Double-A Binghamton.

The Mets made it a “wonder”ful night for a girl with Treacher Collins Syndrome.

Jose Reyes is “lost” in his new role as he is still without a hit this season.

Scott Copeland was signed to a minor league contract.

Travis d’Arnaud underwent successful Tommy John surgery on Tuesday.

Tony DeFrancesco brings a wealth experience in baseball as manager of the Las Vegas 51s.

Around the National League East

The Marlins defeated the Yankees 9-1 behind another solid pitching performance by Jarlin Garcia.

The Phillies have been inducing a lot of weak contact which has been contributing to their success.

Around Major League Baseball

Francisco Lindor hit a home run in his homeland of Puerto Rico as the Indians beat the Twins.

Mookie Betts hit three home runs as the Red Sox handed Shohei Ohtani his first loss in the majors.

Patrick Corbin threw a one-hitter against the Giants after taking a no hitter into the eighth inning.

Anthony Rizzo wants a shorter season, even if it means a smaller paycheck.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The collapse by the Mets on Monday night was bad but it wasn’t the end of the season writes Allison McCague.

Lukas Vlahos delivered the daily Mets prospect report.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 1970, Nolan Ryan threw a one-hitter against the Phillies. The only hit he allowed was the first batter he faced, a single by Phillies’ second baseman Denny Doyle.