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Mets Morning News: All Thor naught

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

New York Mets v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Michael B. Thomas /Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In what’s apparently becoming a yearly tradition, the Mets played the Cardinals deep into extra innings at Busch Stadium, falling 4-3 on a Dexter Fowler walk-off single against Paul Sewald. The team squandered Noah Syndergaard’s best start of the season, in which he allowed six hits, no walks, and one earned run in 7.1 innings, striking out seven.

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

Jose Reyes advised Amed Rosario on how to look past the young shortstop’s costly error that contributed to the Cardinals’ tying the game at 2-2 in the eighth.

According to the Post’s Kevin Kernan, the brutal defeat is something of an inflection point for first-time manager Mickey Callaway.

The Record’s Matt Ehalt argued the team should keep Steven Matz in the rotation despite early struggles.

ESPN’s Travis Sawchik, in a piece offering one key change for each MLB team, argued Brandon Nimmo should be playing every day.

Around the National League East

In his second major league game, top prospect Ronald Acuna Jr. of the Braves went 3-for-4 with a home run in a 7-4 victory over the Reds.

Fireballing Marlins rookie Tayron Guerrero is becoming a lethal asset out of the bullpen.

One thing on which I can agree with Phillies fans: The weekly Facebook broadcasts are practically unbearable.

Around Major League Baseball

Yankees first baseman Tyler Austin saw his five-game suspension, stemming from his role in a brawl with the Red Sox at Fenway, cut to four games.

Fangraphs’ Jeff Sullivan wrote about the challenge of scoring a runner from third with fewer than two outs.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Check out our daily prospect reports from yesterday and today.

Allison McCague mounted a defense of beleaguered starter-turned-reliever Matt Harvey.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1965, the Mets promoted coach Yogi Berra to the role of player-coach. He made two appearances behind the plate and collected two hits in nine at-bats before ending his playing career for good.