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Mets Morning News: McNeil goes down in loss to Atlanta

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Meet the Mets

The Mets late inning comeback fell short against the Braves on Tuesday night as they were defeated 5-3. Zack Wheeler struggled throughout his start as the Braves scattered 12 hits against him, and the Mets’ offense was unable to produce for most of the game.

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

In the top of the 9th, Jeff McNeil suffered a hamstring injury running down to first base. He will have an MRI on that hamstring today.

The Mets called up Drew Gagnon yesterday and optioned Chris Mazza. They also announced reliever Jacob Rhame will undergo season ending surgery.

Dominic Smith and his scooter have made the trip down south to Atlanta.

The NL Rookie of the Year race is a close one with a month and a half left of the season.

Tim Britton wonders what is the best way to use Seth Lugo?

Around the National League East

The Phillies are bringing back their former manager Charlie Manuel as hitting coach. They then got a big win over the Cubs, scoring runs in the 7th and 8th innings.

Joe Ross had another strong start as the Nationals topped the Reds 3-1.

The Marlins surrendered 6 home runs as they were crushed by the Dodgers 15-1.

Around Major League Baseball

With their win over the Marlins, the Dodgers reached 80 wins on the season.

Marwin Gonzalez hit a big homer as the Twins moved back into first place in the AL Central.

Chris Sale became the fastest pitcher to reach 2000 strikeouts.

Gerrit Cole was a late scratch to his start due to a hamstring injury.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane previewed the series against the Braves.

Maggie Wiggin looked at how the Mets’ bullpen has fared so far in the second half of the season.

The latest UnforMETable podcast is out!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2005, Pedro Martinez carried a no-hit bid into the 8th inning at Dodger Stadium.