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Mets Morning News: Mets reach new offensive low, get swept by Orioles

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

Baltimore Orioles v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets’ offense has gone straight past rock bottom and is now plummeting towards the Earth’s core. They couldn’t manage a single run in the finale against the Orioles. If there were any positives it was again the starting pitching. Zack Wheeler was outstanding and pitched seven shutout innings. The Mets will now have a day off before taking on the Yankees this weekend.

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Zack Wheeler pitched his best game in years and was the latest pitcher victimized by the lack of offense.

With the Mets so starved for offense Asdrubal Cabrera thought it would be a good idea to bunt. It wasn’t.

Amed Rosario had a tough day both at the plate and in the field.

The Mets’ downward spiral continued and there doesn’t seem to be anyone that can put a stop to it.

The team is apparently angry by their recent play but Todd Frazier thinks they are ready to play the Yankees (bless his heart).

The Yankees are on the hunt for starting pitching and again Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard’s names have come up.

The Mets are at least considering cutting ties with Jose Reyes but there are some in the organization who feel a proper sendoff is more important than moving on from a player who clearly isn’t helping the team.

Former Met Bartolo Colon finally tied Juan Marichal for most wins by a player born in the Dominican Republic.

P.J. Conlon was reclaimed by the Mets and he responded with a great tweet.

Another lefty from Long Island was drafted by the Mets.

Around the National League East

The Braves finished their series against the Padres with a loss. Ronald Acuna could begin baseball activities this week.

The Marlins promoted a couple of their pitching prospects. Miami crushed the Cardinals 11-3.

J.P. Crawford was activated off the disabled list for the Phillies. The return of Crawford wasn’t enough to overcome the Cubs who defeated Philadelphia 7-5.

The Nationals easily defeated the Rays 11-2.

Around Major League Baseball

Hall of Famer Red Schoendienst passed away at the age of 95.

A new study on the baseballs used around the league concluded that they lead to more home runs and more blisters.

The Angels placed Andrelton Simmons on the disabled list with an ankle sprain.

After working to come back from Tommy John surgery, Cardinals’ starter Alex Reyes underwent surgery on his right lat.

The Diamondbacks acquired John Jay from the Royals in exchange for a couple of minor league pitchers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa remained hard at work and wrote up draft profiles on Andrew Mitchell, Christian Tripp, Ross Adolph, Franklin Parra, Manny Rodriguez, and Bryce Montes de Oca.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets drafted a lot of notable names on this date. Dwight Godden, Wally Backman, Mookie Wilson, Roger McDowell, Mike Pelfrey, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Josh Thole, Lucas Duda, Dillon Gee, Josh Edgin, and Matt Harvey were all added to the Mets organization on June 7.