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Mets Morning News: Whiteout

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Atlanta Braves v New York Mets Photo by Adam Hunger/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Hoping to end their weekend series with the Braves on a high note, the Mets were ultimately unsuccessful as they dropped Sunday’s matinée to Atlanta in a 2-1 nailbiter.

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

In one of their regularly scheduled reliever swaps, the Mets demoted Chris Flexen and called Chris Mazza up from Syracuse.

While his trapezius muscle may have been bothering him, it won’t be enough to send Edwin Diaz to the injured list.

A splendid start for Steven Matz was cut short as a recurring blister on his left middle finger had him on a limited workload.

In some totally-not groovy news, A̶u̶s̶t̶i̶n̶ ̶P̶o̶w̶e̶r̶s̶ the Mets have lost their mojo and desperately need to get it back.

The Mets status as a postseason contender ranks among MLB dot com’s top seven things nobody saw coming this season.

Overshadowed by Andrew Luck was the retirement of MLB’s all time leader in postseason batting average (min. 1 PA): Ty Kelly.

Around the National League East

Scoring three runs in the sixth inning against Aaron Nola made the difference as the Marlins edged out the Phillies in a 3-2 contest.

It took 11 innings, but the Nationals completed a sweep of the Chicago Cubs with a 7-5 victory at Wrigley Field.

The moves that the Mets didn’t make this past offseason ended up being the ones costing them the most against the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

The uniforms may have been the hottest of garbage, but Players’ Weekend deserves to live into the foreseeable future.

Being photographed for the first time since being shot in June, David Ortiz posted a picture of himself dropping his daughter off at college.

In a crushing blow to the Indians’ division hopes, Jose Ramirez most likely will be sidelined for the remainder of the regular season with a broken hamate bone.

On a team ravaged by injuries, Gleyber Torres has been a healthy and powerful constant for the Yankees.

Aaron Judge made good on his promise to hit a home run against Clayton Kershaw for a fan he met pregame at Dodger Stadium.

In the championship game of the Little League World Series, the team from Louisiana representing the United States defeated Curaçao 8-0.

For the second time in team history, the Oakland Athletics will retire number 34, this time for Dave Stewart.

As Players’ Weekend did its best to attract the attention of the younger generation, Reds starting pitcher Trevor Bauer gave some thoughts on how baseball can reach these kids.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1996, Bobby Valentine was officially coronated as the manager of the New York Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa covered a satisfactory Saturday for the Mets’ affiliates in the Daily Prospect Report.