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Mets Morning News: Build yourself a bullpen

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

St Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets lost twice in one night. Twice due to bullpen blowups. There’s no way to sugarcoat it. It was a dismal Friday to be a Mets fan, as the Cardinals took advantage of the woeful Mets bullpen as they finished off one rain-delayed game, and then took the Mets to the woodshed in their regularly scheduled contest.

Choose your rain-delay recaps: Amazin’ Avenue short, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record

Choose your regular recaps: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record

Pete Alonso stood by his lobbying for the Mets to finish their Thursday night game despite the rain.

Wilson Ramos found at that he’s going to be having another child after his wife held up a sign in the stands near the on deck circle informing him that she’s pregnant with their third kid.

Brandon Nimmo’s rehab may be done for, after he was pulled from a game due to neck pain.

The Mets are hoping prospect Ryley Gilliam might be the answer for their bullpen woes.

The Mets will introduce top pick Brett Baty at a press conference at Citi Field today.

Around the National League East

The Phillies had a bullpen meltdown of their own against the Braves.

Max Scherzer helped the Nationals take down the Diamondbacks.

The Marlins got shut out by the Pirates.

Around Major League Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s X-rays thankfully came back negative after he got hit on the hand by a pitch early in Friday’s Blue Jays game.

Stephen Piscotty had a melanoma removed from his ear on Friday and will miss several games.

Adam Jones looked back on his career in an interview with The Athletic.

Aaron Judge is scheduled to begin rehab, in some welcome news for the Yankees.

Felix Hernandez, meanwhile, had to be pulled from his first rehab start in the minors.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kenneth Lavin previewed the Brooklyn Cyclones’ upcoming season.

Joe Sokolowksi was back with another edition of “This week in Mets quotes.”

Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation snagged an interview with former Mets slugger Ron Swoboda.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver was traded away by the Mets on this date in 1977. Six years later, the Mets picked up Keith Hernandez via trade on the same date.