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The Mets were unable to win back to back games on Tuesday night as they were beaten by the Atlanta Braves 8-2. After pitching 5 solid innings of one run ball, Zack Wheeler imploded and gave up five runs in the bottom of the sixth, three of which scored on a grand slam surrendered by reliever Paul Sewald. The Mets lone two runs on the night came from a Jay Bruce opposite field double in the sixth inning which temporarily gave the Mets the lead.
General Manager Sandy Alderson held a conference call on Tuesday afternoon and took full responsibility for the team’s recent struggles, discussed Dominic Smith’s promotion, and explained why Jose Reyes is still on the team.
Mickey Callaway was ejected for the first time as manager after arguing Brandon Nimmo did not lean into a pitch.
After starting 11-1, the Mets have turned ice cold. James Wagner looks at what went wrong.
Seth Lugo may be turning into the right-handed Rich Hill.
The Mets championship window has been wasted away by ownership and Sandy Alderson.
If the Mets were to trade away Jacob deGrom, at least one person thinks it would be a bad idea.
Around the National League East
The Braves used their 1990s blueprint to help build the team they’re currently fielding.
Around Major League Baseball
Cardinals pitcher Alex Reyes needs no motivation coming back from his second season-ending injury as he revealed on Tuesday his daughter is battling cancer.
Bud Black says there’s no simple answer to solving the Rockies’ bullpen woes.
After missing the previous four games, Carlos Correa homered in his first at-bat back.
Dodgers rookie Walker Buehler was placed on the DL with a microfracture in his rib cage.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Prior to his lackluster start in Atlanta, Chris McShane looked at the recent successes Zack Wheeler is having at the mound.
Nicholas Schreiber previewed the Mets series with the Braves.
Lukas Vlahos delivered the daily farm report.