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Mets Morning News: Happy deGrom day

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets fell to the Red Sox 2-1 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. David Peterson had a bounce back start after his poor outing in Chicago, going six innings and limiting Boston to two runs. Unfortunately for Peterson, the Mets could only score one run on their seven hits, that one run coming on a Jeff McNeil solo homer in the second inning.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long. Newsday, NY Post,, North Jersey.

Brandon Nimmo was not in the starting lineup on Tuesday after receiving a cortisone injection to treat a right hip impingement.

While Jacob deGrom is the ace of the Met’s staff, he cannot be the star of the lineup too.

deGrom’s stellar start to the 2021 season, as well as the unbelievable run he has been on since 2018, has him drawing comparisons to another great pitcher, Pedro Martinez.

Dwight Gooden is just another fan, who like all of us, cannot get enough of Jacob deGrom.

Congratulations to Jerry Blevins, who announced his retirement from Major League Baseball yesterday evening!

Members of the Mets who received the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine will be getting their second dose after today’s game.

Around the National League East

Jazz Chisholm left the Marlins game against the Brewers early after an exciting trip around the bases.

The Phillies fell to the Cardinals, 5-2.

The Braves shutout the Cubs, winning 5-0.

Trea Turner’s two home runs were upstaged by Vladimir Guerrero Jr.’s three as the Nationals fell to the Blue Jays 9-5.

Around Major League Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. had a night to remember Tuesday, hitting three home runs, including a grand slam, against the Nationals.

George Springer is one step closer to making his 2021 debut.

Yadier Molina was placed on the IL with a right foot tendon strain.

Madison Bumgarner’s 7-inning no-hitter will be listed as a “notable achievement” for now, not a no-hitter.

The benching of Gary Sanchez is better late than never for the Yankees writes Ken Davidoff.

Will Jeff Bridich leaving the Rockies help turn the organization around?

Yesterday at Amazin’ Aveneue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series with the Red Sox.

Omir Santos was the latest player to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1965, Tug McGraw earned his first MLB decision, a loss to the Astros.