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The Mets returned to New York to face the Phillies with David Wright in tow. Though he’s still not cleared to play, the Mets’ captain sat in the dugout during the game. The Mets managed to stay in it against Aaron Nola, but were ultimately unable to hold off the Phillies after Rhys Hoskins hit a tie-breaking homer in the eighth inning to put the Phillies ahead 4-3.
A possible standoff between the Mets and David Wright is looking more and more inevitable as the team continues to claim he’s not ready to return.
The Mets have gotten some good news about Devin Mesoraco and Anthony Swarzak’s injuries. Swarzak will pitch to David Wright in a simulated game this weekend.
Joel Sherman says the next Mets GM needs to be able to discern what is real and what is illusion when it comes to the team’s talent.
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Michael Kopech needs Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2019 season.
Tony Gwynn’s family has settled their lawsuit with the tobacco company they accused of causing his premature death.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Phillies series.
A new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio featuring guest Bret Saberhagen, was posted.