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Mets Morning News: Another Bullpen Meltdown in LA

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

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Meet the Mets

For six innings, it looked like the Mets were heading for a win in Los Angeles. Noah Syndergaard pitched six innings of three-run ball, Pete Alonso contributed two two-run home runs, and Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith each added their own solo home runs to give the team a five-run cushion heading into the bottom of the seventh. However, the bullpen imploded, culminating in an Edwin Diaz meltdown. After Robert Gsellman and Jeurys Familia allowed a run in the seventh and eighth, respectively, the Mets’ closer gave up four runs in the ninth as the Mets fell to the Dodgers.

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

Todd Frazier has been heating up recently and he is happy he is finally contributing to the team.

With the injuries to outfielders piling up, Dominic Smith got his first start in left field this season.

The Mets were a bit concerned that the Dodger hitters might be tipped off as to what pitches were going to be thrown.

Robert Gsellman appeared as a reliever at Dodger Stadium in this series, but as a teen he pitched a meaningful game at a tough time in his life in the same stadium.

It was a terrifying situation for Angel Pagan when his boat capsized in Puerto Rico but he was thankfully found unhurt by rescuers.

Around the National League East

SunTrust Park in Atlanta will host the All-Star Game in 2021. Kevin Gausman was very bad in the Braves’ loss to the Nationals.

Old friend Neil Walker helped lead the Marlins to victory over the Giants.

After attempting to come back from a shoulder injury, the Nationals shut down Jeremy Hellickson and there is no timetable for his return. Washington’s offense exploded for 14 runs against the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

There was a scary moment in Houston when a child was struck by a foul ball off the bat of Albert Almora.

Astros shortstop Carlos Correa suffered a broken rib after a home massage went wrong.

Chris Paddack’s month ended badly when the Yankees blasted three home runs off of him.

The Orioles have not been very good this year but pitcher John Means and his changeup have been a bright spot in Baltimore.

With the draft right around the corner, the rumors surrounding Dallas Keuchel are starting to pick up with four teams reportedly interested.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 9 of A Pod of Their Own the Mets’ good week and accessibility at stadiums were discussed.

Steve Sypa took a look at players who have been drafted with the twelfth overall pick as well as the eleven players who did not sign after the Mets drafted them last season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, a dropped pop-up worked in the Mets favor. With a tie game in the tenth inning, two Giants infielders collided which allowed the winning run to come home for the Mets.