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Mets Morning News: New team same results as Mets lose to Pirates

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Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets took on the Pirates at Citi Field in a sloppy, error-filled game that saw the Mets nearly claw their way back to victory before continuing their losing ways.

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

Brandon Nimmo is a fan of Mickey Callaway.

Bobby Valentine thinks the Mets should trade Jacob deGrom.

The Mets’ defense was truly awful on Monday night.

Steve Popper says the Wilpons are the one constant throughout all the Mets’ problems.

Brandon Nimmo’s MRI came back negative, and he later ended up making a brief appearance in the Mets’ loss to the Pirates.

Tyler Bashlor was called up from Binghamton and pitched in Monday’s game. His fastball was lively, but he ended up giving up two runs.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ deal with Bruce Sutter is arguably much worse than the Mets’ oft-criticized deal with Bobby Bonilla.

The Marlins beat the Diamondbacks, and are only a half-game back from the Mets.

The Nationals lost 11-0 against the Rays.

Rhys Hoskins has apologized for getting into an argument with a fan.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees placed Gary Sanchez on the DL, and he’s expected to miss about a month of playing time.

Edwin Jackson made his pitching debut for the A’s. It was notable because the A’s are Jackson’s 13th team in MLB.

The Catwalk at the Rogers Centre ate a Curtis Granderson pop up.

Yu Darvish pitched in a rehab start, but felt soreness in his injured tricep.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Pirates series.

Steve Sypa had draft profiles for pitcher Mitch Hickey and shortstop Zachary Rheams.

Allison McCague provided player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa also brought you the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Mets southpaws have historically hit well on this date.