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The Mets finished off their homestand with yet another loss which makes them winless for the six games they were home. Noah Syndergaard was again shaky and even walked in the tying run after the Mets jumped out to a two-run lead. He still kept the team in it but the offense was again putrid and could not get anything going against Kyle Freeland. The game remained tied until the newly-recalled Hansel Robles gave up the go ahead home run.
The Mets now head to Cincinnati but they might be without Yoenis Cespedes who exited the game early with a quad injury.
Absolutely nothing is going right for this team right now and time will tell if Mickey Callaway is the right man to pull them out of their funk.
Noah Syndergaard knows he hasn’t been up to par by his standards but he has an idea of how he can turn it around.
The day started off on a down note when the team announced that Jacob deGrom would be going on the disabled list after all. P.J. Conlon will get the start in his place over some of the other options that were available to them.
Between the injury announcements and the poor play, the Mets move further and further away from the hot start, and closer and closer to fourth place.
Terry Francona weighed in on how he felt Callaway handled the Matt Harvey situation and what is says about him as a coach.
Even though things are a mess at the major league level, Peter Alonso continues to shine in Double-A and hopes to force his way into the first base conversation for the Mets.
Around the National League East
The Nationals blew Scherzer’s masterpiece but still managed to pull off the win with a walkoff single in the ninth.
Around Major League Baseball
Yadier Molina underwent emergency surgery and is expected to miss a month after being struck by a foul ball in a sensitive area.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Jorge Eckardt wrote about Conlon getting the start for the Mets.
Allison McCague covered the initial reports on the Cespedes injury.
Chris McShane reported on deGrom heading to the DL.
Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about some of the electric moments Matt Harvey created when he was at his best with the Mets.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2012, Jordany Valdespin hit a pinch-hit three run home run off Jonathan Papelbon for his first major league home run. Six years later, he helped lead the Long Island Ducks to victory with a walk-off home run on Saturday.