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Mets Morning News: Wheels in the sky

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

Miami Marlins v New York Mets Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

In what could’ve been his last start in a Mets uniform, Zack Wheeler looked dominant against the Marlins. The game remained scoreless until the pitcher himself broke the stalemate in the seventh. Unfortunately a blown strike three call led to two home runs the following inning, and Wheeler’s night only ended in frustration and not a glorious ride into the sunset. The Mets couldn’t recover and another home run given up by Edwin Diaz sealed their fate against the Fish.

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One day after Jeff McNeil suffered a fracture after being hit by a pitch, Robinson Cano was also hit but he avoided the worst.

McNeil will undergo surgery soon but he already has set lofty goals for himself for next season.

Mickey Callaway might still believe his is the man for the job but it might be time for Brodie Van Wagenen to pick his own manager.

Dominic Smith was activated off the IL before the game and he hopes to be a key contributer to the Mets next season no matter what it takes.

The core of this team has the potential to be contenders but Brodie Van Wagenen will have to find the right pieces to get them over the hump.

The Mets’ starting pitching remained mostly in tact this season and yet it still wasn’t enough to save them.

Pete Alonso will be donating his September 11 tribute cleats to the 9/11 Memorial Museum next week and then later on in the week he will be appearing on Stephen Colbert.

After this season there is little doubt that the Polar Bear is one of the superstars of the league.

Around the National League East

Jordan Yamamoto put an exclamation point on his rookie season with ten strikeouts against the Mets.

Jason Vargas ended his 2019 with a dud against the Nationals as the Phillies lost yet again. Bryce Harper was upset with Washington fans that took heckling too far.

The Nationals completed the five-game sweep of Philadelphia with a strong performance by Stephen Strasburg.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cubs were supposed to be the next great dynasty in baseball but it was a dynasty in name only and never fully materialized after 2016.

In light of how MLB is handling Domingo German’s domestic violence allegation, is their policy actually working?

It’s awards season and it’s time to hand out the awards to those who both performed very well and very badly this season (paywall alert).

Felix Hernandez said goodbye to the fans in Seattle after appearing in what will most likely be his final game with the Mariners.

Mike Minor got to 200 strikeouts for the season after his team purposely let a foul ball drop which drew some criticism from the Red Sox.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa reviewed the Brooklyn Cyclones’ championship season.

On Episode 23 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris say goodbye to the 2019 season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, the team clinched the Wild Card with a 6-2 win over the Braves.