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Mets Morning News: Mets begin 1969 anniversary weekend with not-so-amazin’ performance

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

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Meet the Mets

Sometime after the Mets’ bullpen had put the game out of reach in the late innings, the Mets’ fan cam panned around Citi Field in search of excited fans. It eventually settled on one forlorn fan, who looked into the camera, shook his head sadly, and sighed. It was the perfect reaction to the Mets’ latest bullpen meltdown. This time the offense helped the bullpen out by blowing a major chance with the bases loaded and only one out in the 7th. It was a depressing night all-around, save for another home run off the bat of Pete Alonso.

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

Wilson Ramos did not take the Mets’ loss well, battering a Gatorade cooler.

Pete Alonso will participate in the Home Run Derby at the All-Star weekend.

Mickey Callaway says it will take a miracle for the Mets to make the playoffs at this point.

While many of the 1969 Mets will gather this weekend, relatives of those players who have passed away shared memories of their loved ones before the reunion.

The New York Times ran a piece about Cleon Jones’ rich post-baseball life.

Anthony Kay will represent the Mets during the Futures Game at All-Star Weekend.

Around the National League East

The Marlins snapped the Phillies’ win streak.

Earlier in the day, the Phillies designated Fernando Salas for assignment.

The Nationals took advantage of the hapless Tigers to move over .500.

Around Major League Baseball

Cole Hamels is headed to the DL with an oblique strain.

Wade Davis may have pitched his way out of the closer’s role in Colorado.

The man suspected of masterminding the shooting that injured David Ortiz was arrested in the Dominican Republic.

The Angels are going high tech to try and help Matt Harvey recover his fastball velocity.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Unsurprisingly, Mets fans have little confidence in the team.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

The Amazin’ Avenue team reviewed the 2019 Draft.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Braves series.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver became the Mets’ career wins leader on this date in 1969.