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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

All was not well for the Mets on Friday, as Jacob deGrom got absolutely shelled by the woeful Marlins in a game that was at turns baffling, and demoralizing. While the Mets managed to muster some late innings offense, and Pete Alonso continued his pattern of hitting home runs off relievers, it was too little, too late and the Mets lost 8-6.

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

Earlier in the day, the Mets made a series of roster moves, designating Keon Broxton for assignment, sending Michael Conforto to the DL, and calling up Carlos Gomez and Paul Sewald.

Newsday took a look back at the great pitchers who surrounded Tom Seaver on the 1969 Mets.

Yoenis Cespedes continued to rehab in Florida, though he still looks a ways off from being game ready.

Around the National League East

The Marlins have been historically bad so far this season, but are apparently still good enough to beat the Mets.

Tim Britton says it’s possible the NL East is just a lot worse than people thought it would be.

The Phillies and Pirates are set to bring betting inside the ballpark, in an MLB first.

The Washington Nationals got blown out by the Cubs thanks to their bullpen, which allowed Kris Bryant to homer in the 7th, 8th and 9th innings.

The Braves beat the Brewers.

Around Major League Baseball

Houston Astros pitcher Ryan Pressly made his 39th straight appearance without giving up a run on Friday, setting a new record.

The Cardinals designated Luke Gregerson for assignment as part of a series of roster moves.

Marc Normandin over at Deadspin says the real reason MLB owners want an international draft is because they want more control over those players and their salaries.

The Dodgers wanted to move a minor league affiliate to the site of an aging mall in the San Fernando Valley. Thanks to MLB rules that give the Angels veto power over such a move even though they’re not even located in LA or LA County, it won’t be happening.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Marlins series.

Joe Sokolowski returned with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Author Matthew Callan joined Brian Salavatore on the Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation podcast to discuss the 1999 and 2000 Mets.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday to former Mets pitcher Nelson Figueroa, who turns 45 today.