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Mets Morning News: Mets drop series to Phillies, Zack Wheeler shut down

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New York Mets v Philadelphia Phillies Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard was not sharp and lasted only four innings against the Phillies. He gave up two home runs and labored the entire outing. As for the offense they were shut down and shut out by Zach Eflin and the Mets are now done with the Phillies until 2019.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Bergen Record,, Newsday, Post

The Mets are shutting down Zack Wheeler due to his workload this season. It was by all accounts a successful season for Wheeler and the Mets rotation looks to be in decent shape as they plan for next season.

Brandon Nimmo struggled for a good stretch of games this season, but he learned to make the adjustments necessary to get back to where he was at the beginning of the year.

Wilmer Flores was experiencing some pain in both of his knees so he was sent to New York to undergo further testing.

Prospect Jarred Kelenic learned alot from his first experience in pro-ball and is ready to show what he can do next season.

Around the National League East

The slumping Braves defeated the Cardinals 7-3 to end their losing streak.

The Marlins will once again bring back their teal throwback uniforms next season.

Zach Eflin helped keep the Phillies’ playoff dreams afloat in their win.

The Nationals will have a crowded outfield next season which means Michael A. Taylor’s time with the ballclub could be coming to an end.

Around Major League Baseball

Pirates’ starter Chad Kuhl underwent surgery on his right elbow.

For the 14th consecutive season, attendance in minor league ballparks reached 40 million with several teams breaking attendance records.

Boston’s 2018 AL East Championship banner was found lying on the highway and was held hostage before it was returned back to the Red Sox.

Jason Kipnis’s 1,000th career hit was a walk-off grand slam to lift the Indians over the White Sox.

The Dodgers swept the Rockies to reclaim the top of the NL West.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa reviewed the Brooklyn Cyclones’ 2018 season.

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about Zack Wheeler being shut down.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets got quite a few outstanding pitching performances on this date, but the most notable was Tom Seaver. In 1972, Seaver struck out fifteen batters against the Pirates.