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Mets Morning News: Same offense, different day, Steven Matz’s start pushed back

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

MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

With young Mike Soroka on the mound it seemed like the Mets would finally be no-hit. The offense put up very little resistance until Michael Conforto collected the first hit in the seventh inning. The Braves held an insurmountable 1-0 lead at that point thanks to Freddie Freeman who was also responsible for their second run in the eighth. Jacob deGrom’s best was again not good enough and the Mets were swept out of Atlanta.

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

Jacob deGrom is bearing the weight of the losses well but occasionally cracks in the calm demeanor show.

deGrom has of course been brilliant the season, but he has also been extremely unlucky.

Life as a Mets fan isn’t fair especially compared with how the Yankees are constructed.

One game after having one of his better games of the season, Jay Bruce again had a terrible game and is battling a variety of ailments.

One columnist argued that Mickey Callaway should bench Bruce to prove the manager isn’t in over his head.

Despite all their issues, two Met pitchers are on the list for “most improved.”

Steven Matz’s next start will be pushed back due to a blister on his middle finger.

Noah Syndergaard received a second opinion on his finger but nothing new was found.

The Mets claimed reliever Chris Beck off waivers.

Dominic Smith is hoping to learn and grow from the time he spent in the majors last season (paywall alert).

The police have released bodycam footage from the night Lenny Dykstra was arrested.

Around the National League East

For the third straight year Freddie Freeman hit a home run on the anniversary of his mother’s death.

The Marlins got a walk-off win against the Giants.

Nick Pivetta struggled in the Phillies’ loss to the Rockies.

Rookie Juan Soto’s two home runs helped lift the Nationals over the Yankees.

Around Major League Baseball

Brewers’ reliever Josh Hader struck out another three batters in his relief appearance, and he continues to put up unbelievable numbers this season.

The surging Mariners completed a sweep of the Angels with a walk-off win.

The Rangers and Dodgers got into a kerfuffle when Matt Kemp bowled over Robinson Chirinos at the plate.

Former pitcher Kevin Brown played sleuth and caught some mail thieves in his neighborhood.

Max Muncy has been one of the surprises this season and even if he regresses he has become quite a valuable player.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Jack McCloone covered the Steven Matz news and Jorge Eckardt wrote about Syndergaard’s injury update.

Chris McShane argued that the Mets needed to make some definitive decisions about their future.

Steve Sypa wrote up two more draft profiles on Jaylen Palmer and Zachary Hammer.

This Date in Mets History

June 15 is a date with mixed emotions for the franchise. In 1977, the Midnight Massacre sent Tom Seaver to the Reds. Six years later, Keith Hernandez became a Met on this date when he was acquired from the Cardinals.