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Mets Morning News: Mets can’t beat Nola as Wright makes return to the dugout in Queens

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

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Meet the Mets

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.

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

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.

Service time is becoming a major issue in MLB. It’s almost certainly the reason Peter Alonso isn’t with the Mets this fall.

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.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals and Cubs were rain delayed until 11 PM, when the game was finally postponed. Fans trolled the teams on Twitter during the long delay.

Around Major League Baseball

Michael Kopech needs Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2019 season.

The Baltimore Orioles have reached 100 losses faster than any team in history.

The Indians will play this weekend’s series without the Chief Wahoo logo.

The Detroit Tigers have lost their television announcers for the rest of the season after Mario Impemba and Rod Allen were suspended by Fox Sports following a physical altercation.

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.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets were no-hit by Darryl Kile and the Astros on this date in 1993.