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Mets Morning News: Uncle, Phils

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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Continuing their trend of losing games in the most irritating fashion possible, the Mets blew a lead and nearly climbed all the way back before finally falling to the Phillies 10-7 in the longest nine-inning game in franchise history.

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

What little wiggle room the Mets had coming into this weekend in the Wild Card race is all but gone as Monday arrives.

As the Mets continue their stumble to the finish line, their shoddy defense is worth pointing fingers at.

It has been a long climb back to the top, but Jacob deGrom has thrown his way back into the Cy Young conversation.

From Pat Burrell to Jimmy Rollins to Maikel Franco, certain Phillies have always been a thorn in the Mets’ side.

While Bryce Harper was at the plate with bases loaded in the seventh inning, the real show was in the stands behind the dish as a brave fan battled an unknown flying assailant.

Around the National League East

Sandy Alcantara tossed his second complete game shutout of the season as the Marlins scored a 9-0 victory over the Royals.

Four home runs from the offense and six strong innings from Max Scherzer was enough for the Nationals to nab a 9-4 win against the Braves.

Around Major League Baseball

Following the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, the team fired president Dave Dombrowski.

Less than a week after turning into the Babe Ruth of the modern era, Michael Lorenzen of the Reds laced a walk-off pinch-hit double against the Diamondbacks.

While the Athletics are calling up top prospect Jesus Luzardo as they make their final playoff push, Matt Harvey doesn’t appear to be in their plans.

Speaking of calling pitching prospects up, the Seattle Mariners plan on calling up Justin Dunn, formerly of the Metropolitans.

They may have scored 21 runs, but the most impressive feat in the Astros’ beatdown of the Mariners was Josh Reddick’s massive bubble.

With that massive victory, the Astros became the first team since the 1939 Yankees with multiple wins by 20 or more runs in a season.

Following an appeal, Justin Turner will not face suspension for bumping an umpire, but he is still on the hook for an undisclosed fine.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets rode a strong start from Tom Seaver to clinch the first season-long winning record in franchise history.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

As the Mets’ playoff hopes continue their fade into nonexistence, the latest FanPulse shows confidence in the team following suit.