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Meet the Mets

The Mets dropped their fifth game in a row as ineffective at bats, failed opportunities, and any other offensive maladies you can think of led them to a 4-0 loss against the Braves.

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

After hours of statements, speculation, and mystery, it came out that due to concerns about his mother’s health, Yoenis Cespedes decided to opt out of the 2020 season.

Of course, that didn’t prevent outlets [AHEM THE NEW YORK POST] from making bizarre speculations about Cespedes’ decision.

Since the team cannot be trusted to provide accurate information, it was up to the Athletic to get to the bottom of the Cespedes saga.

Brodie Van Wagenen’s “No Hidden Agendas” T-shirt has people asking a lot of questions already answered by his shirt.

The entire debacle of Sunday can be traced back to the Mets, predictably, being the Mets.

In what would’ve been the most bizarre story of the day, the Mets traded Jordan Humphreys to the Giants for Certified Speedster Billy Hamilton.

As Jared Hughes was activated and Franklyn Kilome was optioned, Jed Lowrie was placed on the 45-day-IL, most likely ending his illustrious Mets career.

Around the National League East

For the third straight day, the Phillies reported no new COVID-19 cases as the two previous reported positives were false.

The Marlins also joined on the negative test train as nobody on the team tested positive in Saturday’s testing.

Around Major League Baseball

After reporting some COVID-19 symptoms to the team, Joey Votto was placed on the 10-day IL.

Jon Heyman made a dumb tweet and was called out by Dodgers starter Jimmy Nelson.

Following a second straight disappointing start to begin the season, Shohei Ohtani reported arm discomfort and is going for an MRI.

Brewers bench coach Pat Murphy is resting and expected to make a full recovery after suffering a heart attack on Saturday.

Due to a minor gastrointestinal issue, Terry Francona did not manage yesterday’s game for the Indians.

Tigers reliever Tyler Alexander tied the American League record for most consecutive strikeouts with nine.

Despite multiple guaranteed offers, Francisco Liriano has opted out of the 2020 season.

Speaking of the Coronavirus, the Cardinals are said to be concerned about their most recent batch of test results with multiple inconclusive tests and at least one new positive.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2004, Mets broadcasting legend Bob Murphy passed away at 79.