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Zack Wheeler looked much better against the Phillies but unfortunately the offense was stymied by Jake Arrieta. Wheeler gave up three runs but was mostly solid. The Mets rallied late but it wasn’t enough and they dropped the game and the series.
Despite losing the series against the Phillies, the Mets held their own against their division rivals.
Before the game, Drew Gagnon was optioned back to Syracuse and Jacob Rhame was recalled.
With the Mets rotating bullpen arms, Craig Kimbrel could probably help this team. In fact, if he signs with a team in the NL East he could help decide the race.
Jacob deGrom came down with strep throat and will miss his scheduled start on Friday.
Noah Syndergaard addressed the cheating rumors after video caught him reaching for something in his glove.
Brandon Nimmo is still feeling pain in his neck and doesn’t know what caused it.
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After 6,827 plate appearances Joey Votto finally popped up to first.
Vlad Guerrero Jr., who is still somehow not in the majors, hit a home run out of the stadium in Pawtucket.
Kevin Kiermaier was caught stealing twice in the same inning which hasn’t happened in eight years.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Maggie Wiggin updated Brandon Nimmo’s status.
Steve Sypa brought to you the Mets Minor League players of the week.
Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about the return of Jacob Rhame.
Allison McCague discussed deGrom’s illness and what it means for the rotation going forward.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1970, Nolan Ryan picked up his first career shutout against the Phillies.