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Mets Morning News: Jacob the Great cannot win again, Wright is promoted

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

New York Mets v Chicago Cubs Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom did it all on Tuesday night against the Cubs but it wasn’t enough. deGrom pitched eight innings, allowing just one run while striking out ten batters. He also drove in the Mets lone run on an infield single in the sixth inning. The game was suspended in the tenth inning due to rain and will resume at 1:00 Wednesday afternoon.

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

The Mets traded Jose Bautista to the Phillies on Tuesday.

It was announced on Tuesday afternoon that David Wright will be joining Triple-A Las Vegas, but assistant GM John Ricco said it is “unrealistic to think he’d be activated anytime soon.” Wright said on Tuesday evening playing in the majors this season is still a possibility.

Peter Alonso is having one of the best seasons in the minors yet the Mets do not plan on calling him up this season. Alonso said he is disappointed to finish the season in Triple-A.

The next GM of the Mets will be faced with tough decisions regarding the teams pitching staff.

Around the National League East

In a battle between the other Cy Young candidates in the National League, Max Scherzer pitched just five innings while allowing two home runs. Aaron Nola pitched seven innings allowing two runs (one earned) while striking out eight batters. The Nationals ultimately ended up winning the game after the Phillies bullpen blew the game in the ninth inning.

The Marlins fell to the Red Sox on a walk-of.

The Braves beat the Rays 9-5.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals made Mike Shildt full-time manager through the 2020 season on Tuesday.

Kenley Jansen stopped taking medication for his heart condition after saying it is what caused him to have a terrible week on the mound.

In the second game of a critical AL West showdown, the A’s beat the Astros. looked at nine players who could be traded by Friday night.

Amidst reports that Joe Maddon could potentially be out as Cubs manager if the team doesn’t make a deep postseason run, Maddon stated he would like to remain manager beyond 2019.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos had the daily prospect report.

Steve Sypa looked at how some of the Mets top prospects fared in the last week.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets lost their 100th game of the season.

Happy birthday to former Mets catcher, Henry Blanco!