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Mets Morning News: Mets lose series to Braves, Anthony Swarzak lands on the DL

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets had a lead against the Braves but then they blew it. They then got behind but Devin Mesoraco hit a game-tying home run in the ninth. In the end it didn’t matter because Nick Markakis hit a home run in the tenth, and despite getting a runner to third with one out in the bottom of the inning, the Mets left him there and lost the game.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Bergen Record, MLB.com, Newsday, Post

Before the game reliever Anthony Swarzak was placed on the DL with shoulder inflammation.

The Mets now welcome Matt Harvey and the Reds to town and the drama has already begun which is typical of Harvey’s relationship with his former team.

Harvey will not be pitching in the series but both former teammates and fans will have an opportunity to welcome him back.

Despite the disastrous season, Mickey Callaway is expected to remain at the helm next season.

One columnist thinks this organization should listen to its fans when it comes to dealing with the rest of the season.

Franklyn Kilome came over in the Asdrubal Cabrera trade and has recently turned his season around after struggling for a majority of the year.

Around the National League East

Three home runs helped power the Braves to victory over the Mets.

The Marlins’ bullpen was not good against Philadelphia as Miami continued a long stretch of losing ballgames.

Despite not playing their best game, the Phillies were able to come out ahead against the Marlins.

The Nationals traded Shawn Kelley to the Athletics and are reportedly talking to Greg Holland who was recently released by the Cardinals. On the field Washington defeated the Reds 2-1.

Around Major League Baseball

The Padres allowed both Tyson Ross and Jordan Lyles to be claimed off waivers.

One day after it was reported that Mike Scioscia would be leaving the Angels at the end of the year, the manger denied the reports and used the word “poppycock”.

The Astros activated reliever Roberto Osuna, and issued a weak statement about their decision. The unapologetic reliever, who received the harshest suspension for domestic violence so far, is very happy to be playing baseball again.

Umpire Angel Hernandez does not have the best reputation and his strike call to end the Cubs game did not help matters.

Slugger Aaron Judge is still experiencing pain and has yet to swing a bat since sustaining a fracture on the wrist. That is bad news for the Yankees who were swept by the Red Sox to fall nine and a half games back.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about the Swarzak injury.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets cut ties with manager Yogi Berra on this date in 1975. After a feud with Cleon Jones that led to the outfielder’s release from the club, the Mets decided to relieve Berra of his managerial duties.