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Mets Morning News: Jed Lowrie is alive, but the Mets are dead

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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Phillies shut out the Mets 5-0, as Marcus Stroman had a four spot dropped on him in the fourth inning. But the Mets couldn’t manage to score against Drew Smyly or the Phillies bullpen. Notably, Jed Lowrie had his very first at-bat as a Met, in which he struck out swinging as a pinch hitter. However, the Mets bullpen was spotless, pitching five scoreless innings of relief.

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

The Mets officially activated Jed Lowrie ahead of yesterday’s game.

Dominic Smith is trying to return before the end of the season, but the earliest he would do so is for the final five games of the season.

Former Mets prospect Anthony Kay made his major league debut for the Blue Jays. After the game he said, “I feel like when I was in Syracuse with the Mets they were trying to change too many things because I had a couple rough starts. Once I got traded... [Toronto] told me to just do my thing.”

Around the National League East

The Braves bested the Nationals 5-4 en route to their ninth straight victory.

Caleb Smith, sporting a new look, pitched well, but the Marlins still lost to the Royals 7-2 in Miami.

Around Major League Baseball

Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension was reduced from 80 games via appeal. He will not be eligible for the postseason.

Joel Sherman is in favor of rosters shrinking in September rather than expanding.

An MRI revealed a hairline fracture in Javier Baez’s left thumb. The Cubs will know more about how long he’ll be sidelined when he sees a hand specialist.

Christian Yelich hit a game-winning double, as the Brewers walked off the Cubs in the ninth.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Ken Lavin brought us the Daily Prospect Report.

Vasilis Drimalitis covered Jed Lowrie’s activation from the injured list.

This Date in Mets History

If last night was bad, at least the Mets weren’t no-hit like they were on this date in 1993.