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Mets Morning News: Mets lifeless again, Syndergaard set to return

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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Phillies beat the Mets 7-3 on Tuesday night. Making his first career start, Drew Gagnon pitched 4.2 innings and gave up six runs on seven hits. For the Phillies, Enyel De Los Santos made his first career start as well and threw 6.1 innings of three run ball. The Mets will try to split the series on Wednesday night as Jacob deGrom takes the mound

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

Assuming his bullpen session goes well this afternoon, Noah Syndergaard will return to the mound on Friday against the Nationals.

Jay Bruce was shutdown for another ten days after suffering a setback with his injured right hip.

The iron man of Mets radio broadcasting, Chris Majikowski, will be honored before Wednesday nights game by throwing out the first pitch.

Ken Davidoff argues it is not fair to jump to any conclusions about Mickey Callaway in his first season as Mets manager.

Tim Britton delved into whether or not the Mets unusual GM approach can work for the rest of the season.

Joel Sherman speculated which Mets’ pitchers will be traded.

Around the National League East

Poor defense by the Braves in the late innings cost them as they were defeated by the Blue Jays 6-2.

The Nationals continued their recent hot streak as they beat the Pirates 5-1.

The Marlins were not able to top the Brewers after Milwaukee had a ninth inning rally to put the game out of reach.

Around Major League Baseball

Playing against one of his potential trade suitors in the Yankees, Manny Machado hit two home runs to lead Baltimore past New York.

The Astros had one of the weirdest walk-off wins you’ll ever see.

The Red Sox have now entered the Manny Machado sweepstakes as it is being reported Boston has been in contact with the Orioles.

Some MLB players explain why it is hard to just “beat the shift”.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenuye

Linda Surovich looked at Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young candidacy so far this season.

Lukas Vlahos put together the daily prospect report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, Sid Fernandez pitched a two-hit shutout and led the Mets to a 11-0 victory over the Braves.