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Mets Morning News: One small step for man, one Giant leap backwards for the Mets

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

New York Mets v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. The Mets got a solid start from their starter (Steven Matz), couldn’t put things together on offense, and lost on a walkoff. Well, that’s exactly what happened in the Mets’ 3-2 loss to the Giants.

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

Assuming a his round of live batting practice goes well, Zack Wheeler should be joining the Mets during the upcoming homestand.

If he were to come back, Wheeler would probably make his first start against the Pirates rather than the Padres.

With the Padres coming into town, Noah Syndergaard, Jason Vargas, and Jacob deGrom will get the ball.

Proving that hopes and dreams aren’t the only thing that the Mets can shatter, Pete Alonso obliterated his bat over his knee after a strikeout.

Down in A-ball, teenager Simeon Woods-Richardson is doing his fair share of growing up and developing.

While he may be the shortstop of today, Andres Gimenez might displace Amed Rosario as the shortstop of tomorrow.

Around the National League East

Rhys Hoskins and the Phillies eked out a 2-1 win over the Pirates in 11 innings.

The Marlins were battered by the Dodgers’ bats and silenced by Walker Buehler in a 9-0 loss in Los Angeles.

Handing a Nationals starter a loss for the first time in almost a month, the Braves took down Washington 7-1 on Sunday Night Baseball.

A fan tried to get a handshake out of Brad Miller, but he was quickly cuffed and taken down into the Phillies’ dugout by security.

Around Major League Baseball

Up in Cooperstown, the Hall of Fame welcomed Edgar Martinez, Roy Halladay, Mike Mussina, Mariano Rivera, Lee Smith, and Harold Baines into their halls.

In one of the most moving moments in the history of the Hall of Fame, Brandy Halladay spoke on her husband’s behalf during his induction.

Edgar Martinez’s admission into the Hall of Fame could open the doors for generations of designated hitters down the line.

Following his designation for assignment last week, the Angels have officially moved to release Matt Harvey.

Brewers ace Brandon Woodruff is heading to the injured list with a left oblique strain.

Mark Reynolds was designated for assignment by the Rockies.

After a lackluster stint with the Orioles, Keon Broxton found himself designated for assignment.

The Mariners swapped some cash considerations for Twins’ reliever Matt Magill.

Before yesterday’s game, the Giants designated Derek Holland for assignment.

To avoid putting himself in a hairy situation, Andrew Cashner specifically put a beard clause in his contract preventing him from shaving.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, Ray Knight and Eric Davis sparked a brawl between the Mets and the Reds.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa went around the minors in a dinger-heavy Daily Prospect Report.