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Mets Morning News: New month, same Mets

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

New York Mets v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Blue Jays defeated the Mets on Tuesday night 8-6. After jumping out to a 5-0 lead, the Mets bullpen was not able to secure the win for Zack Wheeler as they allowed six runs in just 1.1 innings work. The Mets’ offense was fueled by the long ball as Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Devin Mesoraco all hit home runs.

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

Devin Mesoraco passed the concussion test following Tuesday nights game but will continue to be evaluated.

Both Noah Syndergaard and Jason Vargas threw simulated games on Tuesday in Port St. Lucie. Synergaard’s next step will be to make a rehab start while Vargas will need to test his calf by running.

Yoenis Cespedes ran at 75 percent intensity and experienced no issues afterwards.

Peter Alonso, the Mets’ number two prospect, will play in the Futures Game on July 15.

In his return to Toronto, Jose Bautista was given a standing ovation by Blue Jays fans.

Around the National League East

Shane Victorino is retiring a Phillie and will be honored in August.

The Nationals continue to struggle as they fell to the Red Sox 11-4. And with the Nats in free fall, Ted Berg asks whether or not they should look to trade Bryce Harper before the trade deadline.

The Marlins lost to the Rays in a 16 inning game.

The Braves fell to the Yankees.

The Phillies topped the Orioles.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mariners extended their win streak to eight games following a victory over the Angels.

Shohei Ohtani was activated off the DL and was in the lineup Tuesday night as the DH.

The Giants are set to get two of their starters back this week as Johnny Cueto and Jeff Samardzija are coming off the DL.

Coly Rasmus is retiring for the second year in a row.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff previewed the series against Toronto.

Lukas Vlahos delivered the daily farm report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1972, Tom Seaver took a no-hitter into the ninth inning but with one out, lost it thanks to a Leron Lee single.