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

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets were crushed by the Orioles on Tuesday night 11-2 as just about nothing went right for them. Michael Wacha got the start for the Mets and went four innings, allowing five runs before Robert Gsellman came in and gave up six more runs in three and two-thirds innings.

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

Jacob deGrom will move ahead a spot in the rotation this week and pitch on Friday, though he’ll still be on regular rest.

Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez say they still haven’t given up on the idea of owning the Mets.

Andres Gimenez is emerging as a piece of the puzzle for the future of the Mets.

Steven Matz, who has been on the injured list since August 30th, threw a simulated game in Brooklyn yesterday.

Robert Gsellman is dealing with a left oblique injury it was announced after Tuesday nights game.

Around the National League East

Alec Bohm came up big for the Phillies and delivered his first career walk off hit.

The Marlins shutout the Braves, 8-0.

The Nationals beat the AL East leading Tampa Bay Rays, 5-3.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals activated Carlos Martinez.

Matt Wieters found himself in a 19-pitch battle with Twins pitcher Caleb Thielbar, which ended in Wieters flying out to center.

You can read here about Oliver Perez’s second baseball life.

ESPN looked at everything you need to know as September postseason race heats up.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The Syracuse Mets were next up on Steve Sypa’s tour of the minors.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets clinched a winning record for the first time in franchise history.