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Mets Morning News: A big zero

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

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New York Mets v Miami Marlins - Game Two Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets returned to action on Tuesday night in two seven inning doubleheaders. They were shutout 4-0 in the first game and then shutout in the second game 3-0, making it the first time in 45 years that they failed to score in both games of a doubleheader.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue Game 1 short, Game 2 short. NY Post, Newsday, and Daily News.

The Mets holding back Jacob deGrom for one day and not giving him a shot at a seven inning complete game, as well as the Subway Series, was puzzling writes David Lennon.

The Mets’ placed two players on the IL while two coaches were absent on Tuesday for “undisclosed reasons”.

Ken Rosenthal looked at the Mets’ choices at the trade deadline, as well as Alex Rodriguez’s bid to buy the Mets.

Around the National League East

In a NL East battle, the Phillies came out on top against the Nationals 8-3.

The Braves game against the Yankees game was rained out, setting up a Wednesday doubleheader between the two teams.

Around Major League Baseball

White Sox pitcher Lucas Giolito threw the first no hitter of 2020, striking out 13 Pirates batters.

David Schoenfield looks at everything you need to know at the halfway point of the 2020 season.

Meanwhile, Joel Sherman has Fernando Tatis Jr. winning the NL MVP as of right now.

Surprise! The ball is different yet again, and it’s changing the way certain pitches move.

The Yankees activated Aaron Judge of the IL.

The Yankees are also now set to play three doubleheaders this week with their Tuesday night game against the Braves being postponed.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff was back with another episode of the UnforMETable podcast!

Steve Sypa looked at the Port St. Lucie Mets in the next stop of his minors tour.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1996, the Bobby Valentine era began for the Mets.