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Mets Morning News: Another day, another bullpen blowup

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

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The Mets once again held a lead and once again blew it in yet another loss to the Phillies. They managed to take it to extras but it was over quickly once Stephen Nogosek entered. It shouldn’t have gotten to that point but Seth Lugo blew the Mets’ lead and it was only a matter of time before the Phillies’ walked it off.

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Jason Vargas was on the mound for the first time since the clubhouse confrontation in Wrigley, and Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen were not happy with the way he handled himself.

Vargas’s improvement on the field does not excuse for his behavior off of it.

The lefty still refused to apologize and said there is another side to the story but never said what that side actually is.

Seth Lugo’s latest meltdown came after Tomas Nido couldn’t corral a ball in the dirt that led to Phillies tying the game.

Jeff McNeil had yet another good game and is forcing people to take notice.

Before the game the Mets called up Chris Mazza, who is getting his first taste of the majors at the age of 29.

Jeurys Familia said his shoulder feels good and that he is close to returning.

The Mets are reportedly close to signing third-round pick Matthew Allan.

Jerry Koosman is in town for the 1969 World Series celebration and he chatted briefly about his memories from that time.

Around the National League East

Dallas Keuchel was much better in his second start for the Braves as they defeated the Cubs 5-3.

The Marlins attempted to rally against the Nationals but the comeback fell just short.

Patrick Corbin dominated the Marlins to help lead the Nationals to victory.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs are set to activate their newest addition to the bullpen as they take on the Braves.

Giancarlo Stanton is headed back to the injured list after playing in just six games since his return.

It was revealed that the little girl who was struck with a foul ball ended up with a fractured skull and suffered seizures.

Madison Bumgarner will most likely be on the move at the Trade Deadline, but right now teams’ interest remains lukewarm.

Vanderbilt defeated Michigan to win the College World Series.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On episode 13 of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets latest mess was discussed and if it worth it to be a fan of this team anymore.

Steve Sypa took a look at the Minor League Players of the Week, and he wrote up draft profiles on Ryan Shinn and Daniel Maldonado.

Tim Finnegan believes Mickey Callaway hasn’t followed through on what he originally promised when it comes to pitcher usage.

Michael Drago wrote about the Matthew Allan signing.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1962, the Mets signed a 17-year-old local kid named Ed Kranepool.