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Mets Morning News: Diaz is only human as Mets fall to the Reds

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Zack Wheeler stayed competitive with the Reds throughout the night, but the Mets failed to convert some chances, and Edwin Diaz was finally fallible, giving up a home run in the ninth to doom the Mets in the opening game of the series.

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

Noah Syndergaard’s numbers suggest there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for him this season.

Jeurys Familia was one of the bright spots in Monday’s game.

Yoenis Cespedes played catch this week, in an encouraging sign.

Robinson Cano is expected to rejoin the Mets this week following a clean MRI.

It’s not just deGrom and Syndergaard, aces have been struggling around the league this spring.

The Edwin Diaz three-out rule might not be as ironclad as it seemed.

Around the National League East

The Braves beat the Padres. On the bad side, they lost Ender Inciarte to a hamstring injury that they’re hoping is only a day to day issue.

The Cardinals took down the Nationals after hanging six runs on them in one inning.

The Nationals sent Trevor Rosenthal down to extended spring training.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees continue to be beset by the injury bug. DJ LeMahieu is day to day with a balky knee.

Home runs continue to be hit at a record-breaking pace in MLB this season.

The Atlantic League played their first game with the no-shift rule in effect.

Casey Mize threw a no-hitter in his AA debut for the Tigers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

The fifth episode of From Complex to Queens came out.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Reds series.

Allison McCague brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2002, Al Leiter beat the Diamondbacks, giving him a victory over all 30 MLB clubs.