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Mets Morning News: Anemic offense dooms deGrom to first loss

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Jacob deGrom hasn’t been able to catch much of a break this season and the trend continued on Friday. Despite pitching eight excellent innings, deGrom was let down by the Mets’ defense and the team’s anemic offense as the team fell to the Yankees 4-1.

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David Lennon echoed what many are thinking in stating that Jacob deGrom doesn’t deserve this.

Ken Rosenthal says the Mets have a big decision to make regarding whether to retool or rebuild.

Tyler Kepner thinks the Mets need to take a page out of the Yankees’ playbook and make some bold moves this summer.

John Harper says that while the Mets may have rethought how to deal with injuries over the off-season, their lack of depth is killing the team.

Yoenis Cespedes made a rehab start in Binghamton, going 0-for-2 at the plate. No word yet on when he’ll return to the majors.

Some Mets players are beginning to get very frustrated with their offensive slump.

The Mets put Jeurys Familia on the DL.

The Mets DFA’d Phil Evans in order to make room for the returning P.J. Conlon.

Wilmer Flores is making progress on his return.

Lenny Dykstra, who is facing criminal charges over an incident in an Uber, held a press conference on Friday in which he claimed he was kidnapped by the Uber driver.

Around the National League East

The Braves were buried under a barrage of homers from the Dodgers.

The Marlins brought back their teal uniforms for their 25th anniversary celebration.

The Brewers beat the Phillies.

The Capitals are bringing the Stanley Cup to Saturday’s Nationals game.

Stephen Strasburg needs an MRI on his shoulder.

Around Major League Baseball

Shohei Ohtani will miss significant time with an elbow injury.

Padres pitcher Jose Torres will be suspended for the remainder of the 2018 season. The punishment stems from his arrest on domestic violence charges.

Joe Kelly was almost an Angel, until he messed things up on draft day.

Which teams in baseball have the most and least friendly strike zones?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff previewed the Subway Series.

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

Marshall Field took a look back at Subway Series past.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets retired Gil Hodges’ number on this date in 1973.