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Mets Morning News: The Dampa in Tampa

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost Sunday’s game to Tampa Bay in which they also lost the entire series, Michael Conforto, and Jeff McNeil. Yeah, that’s a bit of a downer, but Pat Mazeika hit a home run so that’s neat at least.

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

Between Jeff McNeil and Michael Conforto, there is a fully functioning pair of legs and a totally non-functional pair of legs as the duo left Sunday’s game with left hamstring tightness and right hamstring tightness, respectively.

Jacob deGrom is definitely going to come back, it’s just that nobody exactly knows when that return will be upon us.

There isn’t one pitch that can be pointed at during Sunday’s loss to Tampa, but there is one pitch.

Yes, the Mets have been struggling, but when you really start to look strongly at the team, they aren’t really the Mets.

Tuesday’s starter in Atlanta could be Joey Lucchesi, it could be Jordan Yamamoto, it could be Thomas Szapuki, or it could even be you! Not really, sorry to get your hopes up.

Pete Alonso’s Saturday home run made him the second-fastest player in major league history to reach the 75 home run plateau.

Through the tightness and sprains, the losses and dejection, Steve Cohen tweets always stand tall.

Around the National League East

Despite scoring seven runs in the seventh inning, the Braves dropped Sunday’s contest to the Brewers 10-9.

Coming one run away from matching the battle of the past and present homes of the Braves, the Phillies fell victim to the Toronto Blue Jays of Dunedin in a 10-8 game.

While the Phillies were in the process of losing, Jean Segura and Joe Girardi came a few degrees away from a full-on Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin.

Eric Fedde pitched seven scoreless innings and the bullpen contributed two of their own as the Nationals left Arizona with a 3-0 over the Diamondbacks.

You do not need to be the owner of the largest brain this side of the Mississippi to tell the NL East is mostly horrible.

The Dodgers’ bullpen consisting of the least might bosstones was not enough to contain the Marlins as the fish picked up a 3-2 win in LA.

In other Marlins news...JAZZ IS BACK!!

Around Major League Baseball

A wrist sprain sent Aaron Hicks to the 10-day IL and earned Ryan LaMarre a contract and a roster spot on the Yankees.

The Yankees’ COVID-19 outbreak grew one person larger as another staff member tested positive for the virus.

To make room for Old Friend Hunter Strickland, the Angels designated Noe Ramirez for assignment.

The Boston Red Sox got a front-row ticket to the Trout and Ohtani show, whether they liked it or not.

As far as his other elite talent goes, Shohei Ohtani will pitch on Wednesday against Cleveland.

San Francisco’s Belt is just a little too tight on the left side, Brandon Belt that is.

In case you were curious, Clayton Kershaw can hold six baseballs in his hand at one time.

Thanks to the Mariners, for the first time in 20 starts, Shane Bieber did not strike out eight or more batters.

His timetable may be uncertain, but Corey Seager’s cast is all too definite.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2001 and 2009 Steve Trachsel and Mike Pelfrey were...well, Steve Trachsel and Mike Pelfrey.