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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

In what started off as a pitchers duel between Marcus Stroman and John Means, the Mets beat the Orioles 3-2 in a come from behind victory. Stroman continued his strong start to the season, pitching into the seventh inning with just one run to his name which scored on a sacrifice fly after he left the game. The Mets then fell behind 2-0 in the eighth inning after Freddy Galvis hit a bunt single to bring a runner home. However, the Mets did not quit, cutting the lead in half in the bottom of the inning, with a Michael Conforto RBI single. In the last of the ninth, Kevin Pillar and Jonathan Villar hit back-to-back singles to lead off the inning, and with one out and the bases loaded, Patrick Mazeika came to the plate. After fouling off a series of pitches, Mazeika hit a ground ball to first base, and Jonathan “Caballo Loco” Villar sprinted home from third to score the game winning run.

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

With Jacob deGrom being placed on the 10-day IL, the Mets recalled pitcher Sean Reid-Foley.

deGrom said when he felt the tightness during his start on Sunday, he knew it was smart to be cautious and not let this become a nagging injury.

Jeff McNeil left Tuesday’s game early with what the Mets described as “body cramps”.

Albert Almora also left the game early on Tuesday after crashing into the outfield wall, trying to make a catch in the 7th inning.

Thankfully, X-ray’s on Almora came back negative, and he will undergo more tests today.

The statue of Tom Seaver outside of Citi Field, which was set to be revealed during the 2021 season, will now be unveiled on Opening Day in 2022.

David Lennon writes that the Mets are taking the right precautions in placing deGrom on the injured list.

Brandon Nimmo is currently closer to returning from the IL than J.D. Davis.

Noah Syndergaard offered his thoughts on the current state of baseball, saying he thinks it has gotten soft, and that there needs to be a new school approach to the game.

Around the National League East

In an interleague battle, the Braves fell to the Blue Jays 5-3.

The Braves claimed Jay Flaa off of waivers from the Orioles.

Pablo Lopez started for the Marlins and was not his usual self, as they fell to the Diamondbacks 11-3, losing their fourth game in a row.

Bryce Harper homered in his former home stadium as the Phillies beat the Nationals, 6-2.

Around Major League Baseball

Both the Padres and Yankees had COVID-19 issues arise yesterday, as Fernando Tatis Jr. and a Yankees coach tested positive for the virus.

The Oakland A’s are looking to relocate from the Bay Area in a move to potentially put pressure on local officials to approve a new stadium.

With Matt Harvey set to return to Citi Field this afternoon, gone are the days of his overpowering fastball and when his starts received lots of hype.

Gavin Lux hit a late inning homer as the Dodgers were able to get back to their winning ways, beating the Mariners.

Explore these five potential landing spots for Albert Pujols.

The Cubs lost Kris Bryant in game on Tuesday night due to illness, and then the game itself against Cleveland.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Aveneue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series with the Orioles.

Adam Wilk was the latest player to be featured in this weeks edition of the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2011, Carlos Beltran hit three home runs against the Rockies at Coors Field.