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Mets Morning News: Battle for the cellar

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

New York Mets v Miami Marlins Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets and Marlins faced off in a battle of the National League’s worst teams. With Jacob deGrom a late scratch, the Mets fell apart, losing 8-2 to the Marlins. The Mets now have the least wins in the National League, while the Royals have the second least wins in the American League.

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

Seth Lugo has returned to the bullpen, where Mickey Callaway thinks he can be of most help to the team.

The Yankees have interest in trading with the Mets.

Yoenis Cespedes did not travel to Miami to meet the Mets.

Around the National League East

The Braves beat the Cardinals.

The Phillies and Nationals played a ridiculously high scoring game with the Nationals coming out on top 17-7.

The man who died in a walk-in cooler at Sun Trust Park earlier this week was apparently there to install a beer tap he invented.

Around Major League Baseball

The Baltimore Orioles paid tribute to the victims of the Capital Gazette shooting.

Yu Darvish has been diagnosed with an elbow impingement.

If you don’t know who Willians Astudillo is, Fangraphs has a rundown on one of the statistically strangest players to get called up to MLB this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

Marshall Field previewed the Mets/Marlins series.

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

Thomas Henderson handled the daily farm report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets were on the wrong end of Sandy Koufax’s first career no-hitter.