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Mets Morning News: Mets swept by Nationals, Steven Matz dealing with forearm tightness

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

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Meet the Mets

One day after getting shellacked by the Nationals, the Mets lost by a much smaller margin in the finale. After making his debut on the mound in the previous game, Jose Reyes hit two home runs in this one, but Reyes giveth and Reyes taketh. Both him and Wilmer Flores combined to make errors that would be the difference in this game.

Noah Syndergaard returned from Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease and pitched well after getting off to a shaky start. The Mets now return home to take on the Braves for a four-game series.

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Jose Reyes made history when he hit two home runs the day after giving up two home runs.

For all intents and purposes this season has been over for awhile but there are still a few things to keep an eye on in the last two months.

Steven Matz described having a “dead arm” after his last outing but it was revealed that he has forearm tightness and will undergo a MRI.

This season has been nightmarish for all parties involved, but Gary, Keith, and Ron kept their cool during the historic loss.

J.A. Happ was also diagnosed with Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease and Noah Syndergaard took to Twitter to comment on it.

A doctor weighs in with how the two pitchers may have contracted the disease.

Around the National League East

The Braves and Marlins were rained out and a doubleheader will be played on August 13.

The Phillies aren’t known for their defense but is Wilson Ramos a defensive upgrade to the catchers already on the roster?

After his meltdown on the mound, the Nationals DFA-ed Shawn Kelley. Brandon Kintzler was reportedly traded after the Nationals believed he was the source of the rumors of a dysfunctional clubhouse. Tommy Milone shut down his former team in Washington’s win.

Around Major League Baseball

Johnny Cueto will undergo Tommy John surgery and could miss the entire 2019 season.

Sonny Gray was ineffective once again for the Yankees and could lose his spot in the rotation.

Adam Jones rejected a trade to the Phillies and elected to stay with the last place Orioles but he explained his reasoning behind the decision.

Cole Hamels was impressive in his debut with his new club.

The Mariners would like a new publicly-funded stadium, but theirs is a bit different from a few of the others that have been built with public funds.

Roberto Osuna’s lawyer issued a statement that made the Astros look even worse in this situation.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa wrote up the Mets Minor League Players of the Week.

Jack McLoone wrote about Matz’s injury.

Richard Staff took a look at position players who have pitched in Mets history.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1973 Cleon Jones became the first player in franchise history to reach 1,000 hits.