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Mets Morning News: Mets fall flat against Phillies after a day of controversy

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A day after Mickey Callaway and Jason Vargas brought unneeded distraction to the Mets by quarreling with the press in the clubhouse, the Mets tried to get back on track in Philly against a spiraling Phillies squad who’d lost seven straight. Things, as they often have this season, did not go as planned. While the Mets’ offense came to play, their pitching did not, with Steven Matz and the dregs of the bullpen getting torched for 13 earned runs by the Phillies.

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

The Mets gave Callaway and Vargas a slap on the wrist for their scuffle with reporter Tim Healey.

Mickey Callaway needed a couple of tries to apologize for his confrontation with Tim Healey in the Mets’ clubhouse.

The Athletic says the incident revealed some well-known but unspoken truths about the Mets’ clubhouse.

Terry Collins weighed in to say that Callaway needs to respect the press.

Pete Alonso was named the National League’s player of the week.

Reports came out that suggest Brodie Van Wagenen has been managing the Mets from home via orders given over his phone. Van Wagenen denied the claim to Newsday.

Mike Vaccaro called Callaway a “sad puppet” in the Post.

Citi Field will be changing its address to 41 Seaver Way this week.

Robinson Cano has continued to under-produce for the Mets.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Cubs and also got into a near brawl.

The Nationals plan to call up Fernando Rodney before their game against the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers will be extending their netting after another fan was hit by a foul ball.

Cardinals pitcher Jordan Hicks has a torn UCL and may need Tommy John surgery. gave you a reason to vote for every one of the All-Star Game finalists.

The Yankees tied and MLB record by homering in their 27th straight game.

Is London the birthplace of baseball?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa brought you the daily prospect report.

There was a new episode of From Complex to Queens.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Phillies series.

Steve Sypa profiled Mets draft pick Andrew Edwards.

This Date in Mets History

Happy Birthday to Carlos Delgado!