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Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Phillies 4-1 in a key series opener on Tuesday night. Despite having numerous opportunities against Jake Arietta, the Mets failed to produce leaving 12 runners on base total. Rick Porcello started for the Mets and pitched six innings, allowing four runs. Jacob deGrom will get take the mound tonight as the Mets look to even the series.

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There is still no timeline for Tomas Nido to return to the Mets. He has been working out at their alternate site for tend days.

Though the Mets are being sold, the team is keeping their sights set on making a final push at a playoff spot.

It’s now being reported that the sale could be approved before MLB’s owner meetings.

Ken Davidoff writes Steve Cohen’s first move as Mets’ owner should be to go out and sign J.T. Realmuto.

The uncertainty of Steve Cohen is still an improvement from a Wilpon run Mets.

Marc Carig looked at if the Mets are the unluckiest team in baseball this season.

David Lennon thinks change is coming for the Mets with new ownership.

Around the National League East

The Nationals fell to the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1.

The Braves topped the Orioles 5-1.

The Braves also laid off ‘dozens’ of employees due to the economic hit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Marlins were shutout by the Red Sox 2-0.

Around Major League Baseball

The Giants-Mariners game in Seattle was postponed due to poor air quality because of the ongoing wild fires across the west coast.

MLB announced its 2020 postseason schedule, with the Division Series onward being played in California and Texas.

Justin Turner was activated off the IL by the Dodgers while Giancarlo Stanton returned to the Yankees.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco looked at how the Mets can potentially change under new ownership.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976, Jerry Koosman won his 20th game of the season for the first time.