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Mets Morning News: Mets play comeback kids, Robert Gsellman done for the year

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

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Meet the Mets

After another subpar start by Rick Porcello the Mets were once again in a hole they needed to dig their way out of. Jeff McNeil got the comeback started with his fourth home run in as many games, and they continued to chip away until Andres Gimenez tied it with his second home run of the year. Then it was the Polar Bear who gave them the lead with a blast to center. Sparkling plays in the outfield by Michael Conforto and McNeil kept the game within reach and the Mets walked away with a feel-good victory.

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

Brodie Van Wagenen was very focused on upgrading the rotation this past offseason so where did it all go wrong?

Given the fact that outside of Jacob deGrom all the options are less than ideal, the Mets could go with a four-man rotation if things continue to go poorly.

Andres Gimenez is seemingly the starting shortstop now and is a good role player to have no matter what direction the Mets take in the near future.

After exiting his last appearance with an injury, Robert Gsellman was diagnosed with a fractured rib and is done for the year.

There was no update on Jed Lowrie who is also presumably done for the year.

The Mets continue to fail Jacob deGrom and getting him back to the playoffs should be a top priority for new owner Steve Cohen.

Despite J-Rod’s protestations, the sale to Cohen is reportedly going smoothly and he should be approved in November.

Steven Matz was once again the Mets nominee for the Roberto Clemente award for his charity work through his Tru32 foundation.

Due to the pandemic, the Mets were unable to make their annual visit to a local firehouse to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on 9/11 but members from the 2001 virtually met some of those who were there on that awful day.

Around the National League East

The Falcons and Dolphins, scratch that, the Braves and Marlins played a game that was just a bit lopsided.

Miami’s loss was just one run shy of a modern day record which was set by the Rangers in 2007.

The Nationals placed Howie Kendrick on the IL with a hamstring strain.

Around Major League Baseball

The Pirates and players around the league honored Roberto Clemente by wearing the number 21 which should be the next number retired throughout baseball.

Four players who opted out of the 2020 season discussed what it is like watching instead of playing this year.

With wildfires raging in California, the Giants played a home game under very eerie conditions.

In a match-up of two pitchers in the Cy Young race, Trevor Bauer bested Yu Darvish who gave up three runs in his start.

Daz Cameron, son of former Met Mike Cameron, made his major league debut with the Tigers after battling COVID-19 in July.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets’ pitching woes and many temper tantrums were discussed.

Steve Sypa took a look back at when the Mets signed Tim Tebow.

This Date in Mets History

After winning both games of a doubleheader on this date in 1969, the Mets grabbed first place for the first time in team history.