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Mets Morning News: Wheeler delivers again

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

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Meet the Mets

Zack Wheeler took the mound for the Mets and was money again facing the Marlins. Wheeler picked up his fifth-straight win, though his scoreless streak was snapped at the end of his outing. The Mets took home a 6-2 victory.

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

Steven Matz’s return will complicate things for the Mets’ rotation.

The Mets are considering fielding a six-man rotation, but won’t do it without Jacob deGrom’s permission.

Tim Britton wrote in The Athletic about what matters most for the Mets in the Marlins series.

Mickey Callway certainly seems to want to come back to the Mets in 2019.

Peter Alonso likely won’t be called up by the Mets this season.

Around the National League East

The Marlins traded Justin Bour to the Phillies.

The Nationals lost a tough one against the Cubs.

Jon Heyman had an interesting column with details about the regime of Nationals GM John Rizzo. Apparently Rizzo traded Brandon Kintzler to the Cubs as a warning to players because he wrongly thought Kintzler was the source of a leak.

Around Major League Baseball

Nolan Arenado tweaked his sore shoulder during Friday night’s Rockies game and had to leave early. He hopes to play again over the weekend.

Bartolo Colon now has his sights set on Juan Marichal’s career innings mark, a number Colon plans to beat.

The Hardball Times on the Seattle Mariners and knitting.

Former All-Star Esteban Loiza, who earned more than $40 million during his career, has plead guilty to drug charges that accused him of planning to distribute cocaine.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Henderson also wrote about Michael Conforto’s second-half surge.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Met’s Quotes.”

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Marlins series.

This Date in Mets History

Gary Carter hit his 300th home run on this date in 1988 while playing for the Mets.