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Mets Morning News: Another day, another loss, another injury

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets dropped their series opener to the Colorado Rockies 3-2. David Peterson went six innings and allowed three earned runs, two of which came on solo home runs in the second. The Mets had no response for Colorado lefty Austin Gomber, who pitched into the ninth and held New York to four hits. New York’s runs came on a James McCann solo home run in the seventh and a Brandon Drury solo homer in the ninth. Johneshwy Fargas also left the game after colliding with the center field wall, in what is being called an AC joint sprain in his left shoulder.

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James McCann played his first professional game at first base, and passed the test.

The Mets cannot be expected to keep fighting through these injuries indefinitely, writes David Lennon.

Thankfully, Jacob deGrom returns tonight, and there is no better time for that.

It sounds like deGrom will be given some leeway on his pitch count in his first start back from the injured list.

Luis Guillorme was taking grounders before last night’s game, with Pete Alonso on the receiving end of said grounders.

Kevin Pillar was also out there following his facial surgery.

Before the game, general manager Zack Scott spoke and provided a bunch of injury updates, as well as updates on the search for reinforcements.

Before J.D. Davis returns, the Mets want him to play a string of games in Syracuse. They are testing him out at first base while he’s there.

Carlos Carrasco, who continues to recover from a torn hamstring, will not return until “late June, early July”, according to Scott. He continues to insist it’s not a setback, though.

Noah Syndergaard, meanwhile, is still expected back around mid-June, which was the plan. He will start a rehab game for the St. Lucie Mets today.

Seth Lugo, who continues to rehab, should return either on May 31, when he is eligible to return, or June 1.

Jordan Yamamoto is likely to hit the injured list after leaving Sunday’s game.

Scott called the hamstring strains suffered by Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil “significant” and would not expect them back before late June.

Brandon Nimmo’s injury, meanwhile, requires some additional time to heal.

Albert Almora Jr. has started playing catch, but no further updates were provided.

The Mets are shooting for Alonso to return soon, saying he should be back relatively quickly. He is eligible to return on Saturday.

The GM is hopeful Guillorme will start a rehab assignment soon.

With so many injuries, Scott says he is “exploring all options” to make them better. He says he is on the phone all day.

Jordan Yamamoto addressed the portion of Mets Twitter that inexplicably thought it was a good idea to spend Sunday berating his wife during his rough start. Be better, people

Ken Davidoff believes Francisco Lindor can learn a lot from Robinson Cano.

With the Mets returning to Citi Field, Tim Healey outlined the new COVID-19 guidelines at the ballpark for the upcoming homestand.

The Mets have promoted top prospect Francisco Álvarez to the High-A Brooklyn Cyclones.

Around the National League East

The Miami Marlins defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6.

Following the loss, Joe Girardi said of his club, “We need to play better”.

Bryce Harper got his second day off in a row, though Girardi swears that it has nothing to do with his injuries.

Matt Gelbs painted a portrait of the 23-24 (now 23-25) Phillies.

With the Atlanta Braves heading to Boston, Charlie Morton and Drew Smyly are looking to extend their run of solid starts.

Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez had Juan Soto apologize to the rest of the club for his ‘embarrassing’ baserunning blunder in Sunday afternoon’s game.

Sean Doolittle is looking forward to his return to Nationals Park as a member of the Cincinnati Reds.

Around Major League Baseball

Zach Miller proposed a modification to the “double hook” DH rule that is being tested in the minor leagues.

The Bahamas is no longer a baseball secret.

A new week means a new number one atop the weekly power rankings.

In his continued quest to anger Mets fans, Buster Olney discussed the most underrated part of 2006 playoff villain Yadier Molina’s game.

Tim Kelly examined five potential landing spots for Trevor Story if Colorado decides to move on from their star shortstop.

Before going down to Triple-A, Keston Hiura spent a few days at home in California to clear his mind, and he is thankful for that.

Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Alek Manoah will get called up to face the New York Yankees on Wednesday.

A group of minority owners for the Tampa Bay Rays are suing the principal owner, Stuart Sternberg, claiming that he has been in negotiating a secret deal with Montreal investors.

The Rays outlasted the Blue Jays 14-8 in 11 innings to extend their winning streak to 11. They grabbed a 5-0 lead in the first, but Toronto tied it in the eighth. Both clubs scored two in the tenth before Tampa Bay dropped seven runs in the 11th inning.

The Milwaukee Brewers beat the San Diego Padres 5-3.

The Chicago White Sox won 5-1 against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Cleveland held off the Detroit Tigers 6-5.

The Minnesota Twins thrashed the Baltimore Orioles 8-3.

The Seattle Mariners doubled up the Oakland Athletics 4-2.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

I previewed the team’s series with the Rockies, which began last night.

Allison McCague brought us the position player and pitcher meters for the last week!

If watching the current Mets’ lineup isn’t enough to give you your minor league baseball fix, you can listen to Episode 115 of From Complex to Queens!

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2019, Tomás Nido hit a walk-off home run to lead off the 13th inning—back in the days before a runner was placed on second at the onset of each extra inning—to give the Mets a 5-4 win over the Detroit Tigers.