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Mets Morning News: Lockett and Brach are back, Mets fall to Nats for second straight day

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Washington Nationals 2-1 on Tuesday night. Rick Porcello pitched six strong innings but the Mets were unable to ever get anything going and give him any type of run support. The Mets only run of the game came in the fourth inning on a Luis Guillorme sacrifice fly. They will look to avoid the sweep tonight, though the team has yet to announce a starter.

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

The Mets made a number of roster moves on Tuesday afternoon, activating Brad Brach and Walker Lockett from the IL.

Brad Brach spoke about his “not normal” coronavirus experience.

David Lennon writes that the Mets rotation woes are now spinning out of control.

In the event of an emergency, Dominic Smith is the Mets’ emergency catcher.

Robinson Cano, who is eligible to return from the IL on Friday, was working out at Citi Field on Tuesday afternoon.

Joel Sherman wonders if Steven Matz and Amed Rosario are just talented teases.

The final bids for the Mets are reportedly due by August 31.

Around the National League East

The Phillies parted ways with the last man in their system from the Cole Hamels trade.

They then fell to the Orioles 10-9 in a wild game that went ten innings.

The Marlins fell to the Blue Jays in Toronto’s first home game in Buffalo.

The Braves late inning come back fell a few runs short Tuesday night as they fell to the red hot Aaron Judge led Yankees.

Around Major League Baseball

Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron received a 20 game suspension for his role in a brawl in the A’s-Astros game this past Sunday.

Meanwhile, A’s outfielder Ramon Laureano received a 5 game suspension for the brawl.

The Blue Jays played their first home game of the 2020 season in Buffalo on Tuesday night.

The Padres have traded for catcher Yonder Alonso.

In a New York Times piece, Rob Manfred is still optimistic about this years MLB season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Michael Drago wrote that the Mets need David Peterson to bring stability to their rotation both this season and beyond.

Next up on Steve Sypa’s tour of the minors was the Brooklyn Cyclones.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, Benny Agbayani lost track of outs which almost resulted in the Mets losing the game.ack of outs