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Mets Morning News: Groundhog Day

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

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Meet the Mets

Like an old joke that long ago ceased to be funny, Jacob deGrom took the mound for the Mets, pitched a fantastic game, and lost thanks to the anemic Mets offense. This time it was the Braves who victimized deGrom, beating the Mets 2-1 in a game that deGrom collect one of only two hits for the Amazins.

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

The Mets sent Steven Matz to the DL, and recalled Corey Oswalt from Las Vegas.

The Mets hope that Matz will miss only one turn in the rotation before returning.

Jose Reyes has been terrible this season, but shockingly, or perhaps not so shockingly, several Mets have had worse years.

Amed Rosario will be getting limited starts in order to “keep him fresh.”

Kevin Kernan says despite his record, deGrom is the best pitcher in baseball.

Around the National League East

Jose Fernandez’s estate settled a wrongful death lawsuit against him.

The Nationals had their game rained out and will likely play a doubleheader today.

Around Major League Baseball

Tempers flared during the Yankees/Red Sox game, and Alex Cora got himself ejected.

Andre Ethier was honored by the Dodgers.

The New Yorks Times looked at increasing trend of using position players as emergency relievers.

Rick Ankiel is considering trying to pitch again and make an MLB comeback at 39.

The Times profiled Ruth Turner, the 92 year-old grandstand scorekeeper for the Yankees.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Joe Sokolowski was back with “This Week in Mets Quotes.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

This Date in Mets History

Joel Youngblood hit a single for the Mets on this date in 1982, then was traded to Montreal, and hit a single for them that night. He remains the only player to collect a hit for two different teams on the same day.