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Mets Morning News: Woes in Atlanta continue, Alderson speaks to the media

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

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Meet the Mets

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.

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

Noah Syndergaard is set to get a second opinion on his strained right index finger while AJ Ramos will get one on his injured shoulder.

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

Daniel Murphy returned to the Nationals after missing the first 64 games of the 2018 season, but Washington was shutout by the Yankees 3-0.

The Phillies beat the Rockies 5-4 thanks to another great game by Aaron Nola.

Trevor Richards got his first win in the big leagues as the Marlins beat the Giants 3-1.

The Braves used their 1990s blueprint to help build the team they’re currently fielding.

Around Major League Baseball

The Angels lost their third straight game despite Mike Trout’s second two home run game in a row.

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.

This Date in Mets History

On this day in 2012, R.A. Dickey threw a one-hitter against the Rays while striking out twelve.