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Mets Morning News: Mets’ offense lifeless in Bautista’s debut

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

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Meet the Mets

The Marlins defeated the Mets 5-1 on Tuesday night. Zack Wheeler worked around a troublesome second inning to pitch six solid innings for the Mets. The Mets’ offense was nowhere to be found as they collected just four hits and one run. They will play the rubber game of the series tonight with Jacob deGrom on the mound.

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The Mets signed Jose Bautista to the veterans minimum on Tuesday afternoon after he was released by the Braves.

John Harper writes that the signing of Bautista shows how much the Mets are lacking in young, talented players.

Brandon Nimmo will remain in the leadoff spot despite the addition of Bautsta.

The Mets selected the contract of pitcher Aaron Laffey. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

The addition of Devin Mesoraco has the Mets hoping he can help get Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz on track.

Around the National League East

Ozzie Albies scored all three Braves runs as they defeated the Phillies 3-1.

Michael Taylor hit a walk-off double as the Nationals beat the Padres 2-1.

Around Major League Baseball

Mookie Betts homered again as the Red Sox beat the Rays.

The Brewers handed the Diamondbacks their sixth straight loss as Milwaukee became the first NL team to reach 30 wins.

Greg Holland struggled yet again on Tuesday night and one writer thinks he needs to go to Triple-A to find himself.

Aaron Judge will not be defending his title in the Home Run Derby this year.

The Twins acquired Cris Carter from the Angels in exchange for cash.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos delivered the daily prospect report.

Steve Sypa handed out player of the week awards to Mets minor leaguers.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1998, Mike Piazza made his Mets debut. Piazza went 1-4 and the rest is history.