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Mets Morning News: You win some, you lose some

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

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Meet the Mets

In the first game of their doubleheader, the Mets lost to the Yankees 12-5 as Zack Wheeler and the rest of the pitching staff was hit hard. The highlight of game one was Jeff McNeil hitting a three-run homer with the Mets bats staying quiet otherwise. In the nightcap, the Mets bats came alive and Jason Vargas was steady as the Mets won 10-4 to earn the split.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short (game one) short game two and long. Newsday (game one), New York Post game one and game two, New York Times and Daily News.

In a poll of MLB.com writers, Pete Alonso currently leads the National League Rookie of the Year race.

Pete Alonso was right at home in the Subway Series. Bleacher Report writes that no one hits harder than Alonso.

The Mets first-round pick Brett Baty will visit the Mets this weekend to sign his contract and take a physical.

Noah Syndergaard was sent home with strep throat on Tuesday but the Mets believe he’ll be able to make his scheduled start on Saturday.

Anthony Kay will not be called up to the majors to be a reliever.

Around the National League East

The Braves handed the Pirates their fifth straight loss.

Jay Bruce continued to produce as the Phillies beat the Diamondbacks.

The Nationals are keeping Matt Adams off the IL for now. They fell to the White Sox on Tuesday night.

The Marlins fell to the struggling Cardinals 7-1/

Around Major League Baseball

David Ortiz had a second surgery after arriving in Boston and is currently in stable condition. Pedro Martinez had many kind words to say about Ortiz.

The Dodgers fear Corey Seager has a serious hamstring strain.

Hunter Pence had an unusual inside-the-park homer in a Rangers win over the Red Sox.

Alex Cobb is set to undergo season ending hip surgery.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin writes that the Mets have a center field problem.

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast is out!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2009, Luis Castillo made an unfortunate error.