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

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Meet the Mets

This game was just about over before it got started as Steven Matz put the Mets into a 3-0 hole from which they’d never dig out of in their 7-1 loss in Arizona.

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

Looking towards the Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge thinks it would be a good idea for Pete Alonso to participate.

As we hover around the one-third mark of the season, the Mets most consistent starter has been none other than Steven Matz.

While Tomas Nido fulfills his role as Jacob deGrom’s personal catcher, Wilson Ramos is getting a bit antsy.

As his struggles mount, Jeurys Familia finds himself at a loss as to what he can do to remedy the situation.

After hyperextending his thumb on a swing, Dominic Smith will get his digit checked out, but he isn’t very concerned.

With another disappointing series from the Mets, Mickey Callaway’s recently-extended leash might’ve gotten shorter.

If the Mets or the Nationals decide to make a managerial change, a culture change might have to come along with that.

Around the National League East

Behind Max Scherzer and his 15 strikeouts over eight innings, the Nationals cruised to a 4-1 win in Cincinnati.

A pair of bullpen meltdowns made for an interesting finish to Atlanta’s 7-4 triumph over the Tigers.

With Jay Bruce still on his way, the Phillies were shut down by Rich Hill and the Dodgers in an 8-0 bludgeoning.

Scoring in five different innings, the Marlins had no issue in securing a 9-3 victory over the Padres.

The Phillies officially acquired Jay Bruce from the Mariners for a minor leaguer and cash considerations.

Around Major League Baseball

In the boldest fashion statement of the weekend, the Rangers decided that socks were meant to go above the knees.

Almost 21 months since his last pitch, Jimmy Nelson will take the mound for the Brewers on Wednesday.

With Joey Gallo being placed on the injured list, Delino DeShields Jr. will come up to take his place.

A swarm of bees caused a bee delay at Petco Park that was thankfully solved by calling “Beeman” to save the day.

The Minnesota Twins are having the best start to a season in their entire 119-year history.

As Dallas Keuchel and Craig Kimbrel no longer have a draft pick attached to them, teams have already turned to the pitchers’ lack of preparation as a reason for not signing them.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets have made a few noteworthy picks on June 3rd, but none were bigger than the selection of Darryl Strawberry on this date in 1980.