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Mets Morning News: Mets win but also lose

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

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In a stunning turn of events Jacob deGrom was bad, then hurt, then blew his Cy Young chances all in the span of one inning. Zack Wheeler outpitched his old rotation mate but a big game by J.D. Davis gave the Mets the lead late. Given a one-run lead Edwin Diaz came in to get the save which he did with relative ease to give the team a crucial victory.

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With deGrom out after the second inning, Michael Wacha saved the day with a solid appearance out of the bullpen.

Edwin Diaz nailed down the save like he has been doing with some regularity despite having a few blown saves this season.

It’s no secret Wilson Ramos has had a terrible year as a player but he is still painfully human dealing with a tough situation.

Jed Lowrie we hardly knew ye. His season has likely come to an end.

There is a high probability that Steve Cohen will come in and put his own people in place but it is not a given right away.

Around the National League East

Cole Hamels finally made his Braves debut and was shaky in Atlanta’s loss to the Orioles.

The Phillies called up prospect Mickey Moniak, the number one pick in the 2016 draft. The Philadelphia bullpen was again the culprit in their loss to the Mets.

The Marlins defeated the lowly Red Sox 8-4.

The Nationals won a wild game against the Rays 4-2.

Around Major League Baseball

A major league umpire tested positive for COVID-19 which led to some scrambling to make sure all the games were covered.

The Los Angeles Dodgers were the first team to clinch a playoff spot with their win over the Padres.

MLB released the spring training schedule for 2021. Make sure to have February 27 marked down on your calendars!

With no days off in the playoffs, who gets the advantage with the grueling format?

The Yankees activated Aaron Judge off the injured list and moved James Paxton to the 45-day IL.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, finally being free from the Wilpon regime was a major topic of discussion.

Steve Sypa took a look back at the year the Capital City Bombers won the championship.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1986, the Mets defeated the Cubs to clinch the division. Dwight Gooden went the distance in the 4-2 win.