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Mets Morning News: Another day, another loss to the Braves

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

New York Mets v Atlanta Braves Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Braves beat the Mets 7-6. Making a start on his birthday, Steven Matz left the game early due to injury and left the game in the hands of the bullpen. Despite a two homer game from Asdrubal Cabrera, the Mets were not able to hold on for the win as Jacob Rhame and Gerson Bautista struggled, ending with Bautista surrendering the walk off homer.

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

Noah Syndergaard was placed on the DL with a strain in his right index finger. He is only expected to miss one start.

The Mets optioned P.J. Conlon back to Las Vegas and kept Gerson Bautista on the roster.

Anthony Swarzak may return to the Mets bullpen soon.

Steven Matz left Tuesday’s game early with what the Mets are describing as discomfort in his left middle finger.

Around the National League East

The Phillies beat the Dodgers 6-1 as Dodger pitcher Kenta Maeda suffered a strained hip.

The Nationals beat the Orioles as Bryce Harper and Manny Machado homered in the same game for the first time ever.

The Marlins fell to the Padres 9-5.

Around Major League Baseball

In a crazy game in the Bronx, the Yankees beat the Astros on the strength of the long ball.

Shohei Ohtani is set to return to the mound tonight against the Tigers.

Sporting News came out with its latest MLB mock draft.

Justin Verlander has been spectacular this season after thinking his career was over four years ago.

The internet is shocked after learning that the Brewers’ glove logo has a “M” and a “B” in the logo.

The Red Sox agreed to a minor league contract with Adam Lind.

In a podcast, former Mets manager Davey Johnson revealed he always looked miserable while managing.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa gave an introduction to this years MLB draft.

Allison McCague delivered the weekly pitcher and hitter player performance meters.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 28th birthday to Zack Wheeler!