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Mets Morning News: deGrom falls below .500, Wright progressing

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

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Meet the Mets

As has been the case all season long, Jacob deGrom had another strong outing for the Mets, but his team was unable to provide him any run support. Outside of running into trouble in the fourth inning where he gave up a two-run double, deGrom shut the Marlins down, going seven innings, allowing two runs and striking out nine. The Mets’ offense on the night came from a Michael Conforto solo homer in the bottom of the sixth and a Kevin Plawecki two-run shot in the bottom of the ninth. The Marlins got to the Mets bullpen in the eighth and ninth innings as the final score was 5-3.

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

After 39 years as the head PR man for the Mets, Jay Horwitz will be moving into a new role with the team for the 2019 season. An official announcement will come Wednesday as Horwitz will transition into an alumni relations role with the organization.

After his second simulated game of the homestand, David Wright still says his goal is to return to the playing field this season. Wright said on Tuesday he expects to have a meeting with Jeff Wilpon later this week to discuss a ‘game plan’ going forward.

As the Mets ramp up their search for their next GM, reports say the team has asked Terry Collins to assume a larger role in the front office. Right now, people around the team point to Blue Jay’s Mark Shapiro as the best fit to lead the Mets.

Around the National League East

The Phillies snapped a three game losing streak on Tuesday night as they beat the Nationals 5-3 in the second game of a double header. In the game, the Nationals Juan Soto passed Ken Griffey Jr. for fourth most home runs by a teenager with 17. The Nationals beat the Phillies 3-1 in the first game of the double header.

The Braves beat the Giants.

Around Major League Baseball

In his first start off the DL, Chris Sale pitched one inning against the Blue Jays. Before the game, manager Alex Cora said Sale would pitch two innings in his return. Boston would go on to win the game and clinch a playoff spot.

Trevor Story continued his case for National League MVP as he became the first shortstop to have 30 homers, 40 doubles, and 25 stolen bases in the same season.

Josh Donaldson made his Indians debut on Tuesday night.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kenneth Lavin reviewed the Mets 2018 draft.

Vasillis Drimalitis previewed the Mets-Marlins series.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964, the Jets played their first game at Shea Stadium.

Happy birthday to Luis Castillo.