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Mets Morning News: Just Not What I Needed

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

Los Angeles Dodgers v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In what may be the final nail in the coffin of the 2019 Mets, a tremendous start from Zack Wheeler was ultimately wasted as a late comeback gave the Dodgers a 3-2 win in Flushing.

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

Justin Wilson’s caught cleat might’ve made the difference in Sunday’s loss to Los Angeles.

As the Mets continue to sink, it’s no coincidence that Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso are both mired in slumps.

While the Mets may not reach the playoffs, gaining Pete Alonso might be as big of a victory.

During the game, Joe Torre took to the booth with Howie Rose and explained MLB’s reasoning behind not allowing the Mets to wear caps honoring the NYPD and FDNY on 9/11.

Around the National League East

A poor start from Old Friend Jason Vargas doomed the Phillies as they lost a 6-3 game at the hands of the Red Sox.

Anibal Sanchez and the Nationals shut out the Atlanta Braves on their way to a 7-0 victory.

An eighth inning wild pitch from Ryne Stanek made all the difference as the Giants secured a 2-1 win over the Marlins.

Following being hit in the face as he attempted a bunt, the Braves revealed that Charlie Culberson has multiple facial fractures.

Around Major League Baseball

Curtis Granderson spoke with NPR about his introduction to the game of baseball and his eventual rise to the major leagues.

The third MVP season of Mike Trout’s career was cut short as surgery on his foot will sideline the Angels’ center fielder for the remainder of the season.

Whatever you do, don’t count out the Dodgers in this offseason’s Anthony Rendon sweepstakes.

The Cubs also face some potentially scary injury news as Anthony Rizzo rolled, but did not fracture, his ankle and will undergo further testing on Monday.

Chris Archer’s season has officially ended as the Pirates are shutting him down indefinitely.

The Oakland Raiders hosted what potentially may be the last football game ever played on a baseball diamond.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976, Jerry Koosman secured 20 wins for the only time in his Mets career while Lance Johnson laced his 20th triple of the season on this date in 1996.