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Mets Morning News: Entering the drop zone

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Meet the Mets

If Thursday night’s extra innings loss to the Giants wasn’t disheartening enough for you, you probably loved Friday’s game. After Jacob deGrom pitched brilliantly and got zero run support, the Mets found themselves in extra innings again. Just when it looked like they were about to escape the tenth inning and play on, Dominic Smith dropped an easy fly ball with two outs, allowing a base runner to score and end the game. Welcome to the 2019 Mets.

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

The Mets called up some fresh arms from Triple-A following their marathon game against the Giants.

Zack Wheeler is likely to be back with the Mets soon, and will probably only get to make one start before the trade deadline, severely limiting the possibility of him getting traded.

Wilson Ramos is likely stuck with the Mets as the catching market is ice cold when it comes to trades at the moment, especially for a player making Ramos’ salary.

The Mets sent Ruben Amaro Jr. to scout the Brewers, a possible landing spot for one of their pitchers, should they choose to trade them.

The Mets have under-performed as a team, but have had some amazing individual performers this season, including Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil, who may be in line for awards at season’s end.

Around the National League East

Curtis Granderson played his 2,000th career game this week for the Marlins.

The Braves almost blew their game against the Nationals before walking away with a win.

The Phillies were able to take down the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

Aaron Boone’s been suspended for a game after going on his now infamous “savage” tirade against the umpires.

The Angels appear to have given up on Matt Harvey.

Mike Leake was pitching a perfect game in the ninth inning when Luis Rengifo broke it up with a single. Leake finished with a 1-hitter.

Pete Rose says he isn’t bitter that he’s still banned from baseball despite MLB’s growing ties to legalized gambling.

Baseball writer Jonah Keri has been suspended from The Athletic after he was arrested for allegedly assaulting his wife.

Ken Rosenthal sang the praises of Jayson Stark in a free-to-read piece in the Athletic.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Joe Sokolowski penned another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Mets fans are predictably down on the team.

This Date in Mets History

Today was the birthday of late Mets owner Nelson Doubleday Jr.