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Mets Morning News: The bullpen woes continue

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After Walker Lockett was steady for the Mets into the 6th inning, the Mets bullpen showed us why it’s among the worst in all of baseball. Wilmer Font came in for relief for Lockett and allowed two of his runner’s to score, as well as allowing three runs of his own on three hits. At the plate, Jeff McNeil continued to do what he does best, having a four-hit game and Dominic Smith homered for the second straight day.

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

Noah Syndergaard struck out nine in a rehab start with the Cyclones. Following the game, he said he hopes to return to the Mets on Sunday.

Marc Carig writes that in the last few days, the Mets have displayed their familiar signs of ineptitude.

Deadspin wonders, who exactly is running the Mets?

Pete Alonso currently sits in the middle of the pack of the National League MVP odds.

Jay Bruce says he understands why the Mets traded him.

Around the National League East

When it comes to the salaries of minor league players, Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle has a little bit of a different viewpoint than his teammate Adam Eaton.

The Nationals then beat the Marlins behind a strong start from Max Scherzer.

The Braves beat the Cubs 3-2.

Braves announcer and former player Jeff Francoeur said he wishes he punched Wilson Contreras back in 2016.

Around Major League Baseball

Dr. Meredith Wills had a lengthy piece in The Athletic in which she details how the baseball is different this season.

The Yankees set the MLB record with a home run in 28 straight games as they beat the Blue Jays.

In his return to Baltimore, Manny Machado was cheered and then promptly hit a home run in his first plate appearance.

Shohei Ohtani is set to throw off a mound on Wednesday.

Mike Trout has found the quiet he needs in Anaheim to be the best player in baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Michael Drago writes that now is the time to fire Mickey Callaway.

Linda Surovich looked at who the Mets’ All-Star will be this season.

The Mets Player Performance Meter for position players and pitchers for the last week is here.

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast came out!

This Date in Mets History

Left-handed Mets’ hitters have had some good luck on this date over the years.