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Mets Afternoon News: Bullpenning backfires, Brandon Nimmo exits early

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Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Turns out not having a plan in place for an injury to Jason Vargas was a bad idea. The Mets started Jerry Blevins who was jumped on immediately with back-to-back home runs. The home run barrage didn’t stop there for the Dodgers who hit a total of seven, including the game winner from Justin Turner in extra innings. The Mets did manage some offense themselves but it was all for naught.

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

This season has thoroughly imploded and there are multiple parties to blame.

Sandy Alderson is receiving his fair share of the blame for the complete and total failure of this team from top to bottom.

To add injury to insult, our only ray of sunshine in Brandon Nimmo exited the game after being hit by a pitch.

The Mets continued to make puzzling personnel decisions and benched Amed Rosario in favor of Jose Reyes.

Jerry Blevins found out he was starting hours before gametime on Sunday and did the best he could given the circumstances.

AJ Ramos underwent successful surgery and is relieved to finally understand what was bothering him.

Alot of trade talk has surrounded Jacob deGrom but perhaps he would be better served if he demanded a trade from a team that has continuously let him down.

Another option would be to extend deGrom and listen to trade offers on everyone else (paywall alert).

Hansel Robles’s debut with the Angels did not go well.

Around the National League East

The Braves managed to salvage their final game of the series against the Orioles.

Derek Dietrich’s big day at the plate helped lead the Marlins to a win over the Rockies.

The Phillies’ bullpen coughed up the lead in their loss to the Nationals.

Daniel Murphy and the Nationals rallied late to complete a comeback against the Phillies.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Trout played in his 1,000th game on Thursday, and the numbers he has put up in those games are just absurd.

The Reds are the hottest team in baseball and completed a sweep of the Cubs to win their seventh game in a row.

Hanley Ramirez is not under federal investigation after a friend lied during an arrest hoping to avoid jailtime.

The Cardinals are asking their players to be more forthcoming when it comes to reporting injuries.

The Royals are considering signing accused child molester Luke Heimlich.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague wrote about the Nimmo injury.

David Capobianco wrote about how the Mets most likely won’t trade Jacob deGrom.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday Carlos Delgado!