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Mets Morning News: Mets drop series to lowly Reds, lineups are confusing

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

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

Meet the Mets

I am afraid to even say it because the Mets will always find a way to top themselves, but if this isn’t rock bottom it certainly feels like it. In a truly Metsian way they lost a series to the worst team in the league and mustered only one run against one of the worst pitching staffs in the league. Batting out of order in the first certainly did not help especially since Asdrubal Cabrera was in scoring position and his hit was wiped out.

Zack Wheeler was good and allowed just one run. Unfortunately that was too much for the Mets to overcome so A.J. Ramos sent everyone home in extra innings when he allowed a walkoff home run to Adam Duvall. Mercifully the Mets have an off day before they travel to Philadelphia to take on the Phillies.

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The loss was certainly humiliating, but batting out of order is what everyone was talking about after this one was over. Even the home plate umpire admitted he had never seen anything like it.

Other managers are now making sure they don’t make the same mistake.

Mickey Callaway owned up to the mistake but he still has more work to do to fix this broken team.

The Mets are in free fall and the butt of everyone’s joke but inside the clubhouse they are trying to keep an even keel.

Yoenis Cespedes was officially held out of the lineup with a quad issue but right now the Mets can’t afford to put him on the DL.

Zack Wheeler looked good on the mound and he gave some credit Devin Mesoraco for calling a good game against his former team.

Before the game started, the Mets announced that they called up Luis Guillorme from Triple-A and sent down Tomas Nido.

Terry Collins weighed in with his thoughts on Matt Harvey and the former skipper hopes the pitcher will be able to land on his feet.

The Wilpons know how to put together a winning team, it just isn’t a baseball team.

Sure pretty much every aspect of this team is terrible right now, but they have a very good bat dog in Triple-A!

Around the National League East

Julio Teheran was good for the Braves in their win over the Rays.

The Marlins got smoked by the Cubs at Wrigley field.

The Phillies hammered the Giants 11-3.

The Nationals failed to complete the sweep of the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

Brewers starter Wade Miley is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with with a strained oblique.

James Paxton’s no-hitter was certainly impressive but it is a feat that is happening more and more.

Nick Ahmed led off the game for the Diamondbacks with an inside-the-park home run against the Dodgers.

Red Sox starter David Price was diagnosed with carpal tunnel which led some to speculate that it stemmed from playing too many video games.

The Diamondbacks could have a new stadium in four years.

Yesterday at Amazin Avenue

Nicholas Schreiber wrote about how the Mets will be without Jay Bruce in Philly as he awaits the birth of his second child.

Steve Sypa wrote up a profile on the Mets’ newest member of the team.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, Rickey Henderson became the 21st player in major league history to record 10,000 at bats.