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Mets Morning News: The one with the blown lead

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

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Meet the Mets

Another game, another lead blown by the bullpen. Not much more to say as it’s a script the Mets have followed often this season.

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

Mickey Callaway called a team meeting after the loss, and called out certain players.

Jay Bruce left the game early with back spasms, but apparently expects to play today.

The Mets recalled Jose Lobaton, apparently because they plan to play Kevin Plawecki at first base.

The Mets might be rushing Yoenis Cespedes back into action.

Noah Syndergaard likely won’t make his return until the Subway Series.

Wally Backman is happy with his new job managing in the Atlantic League.

Around the National League East

Mike Foltynewicz pitched the Braves to victory over the Nationals.

The Marlins gave up homers to the Diamondbacks in five straight innings.

Around Major League Baseball

Danny Farquhar returned to a baseball field for the first time in six weeks to toss out the ceremonial first pitch for the White Sox.

Mookie Betts has been placed on the 10-day DL with an abdominal strain.

Clayton Kershaw is also headed to the DL and is likely to miss at least a month of action.

Fangraphs has their updated 2018 MLB Mock Draft up.

The Times has a long piece on Astros pitching coach (and former Mets player) Brent Strom and his embrace of advanced analytics.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague is excited by the Mets’ young core, despite their up and down season.

There’s a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio that will be especially enjoyable for Brandon Nimmo fans.

Joe Sokolowski was back with “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Steve Sypa took a look back at the Mets’ 2017 Draft.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1994, the Mets drafted Paul Wilson, a can’t-miss pitching prospect, as the first overall pick in the MLB draft. Wilson missed.