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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

With Tuesday nights game against the Cardinals being postponed, the Mets will now play a doubleheader today in St. Louis, with the first game set to begin at 5:15pm.

Manager Luis Rojas said he is not optimistic that Brandon Nimmo will be able to play in either game today.

Before the game on Tuesday was postponed, Jacob deGrom was scratched from his scheduled start due to right side tightness. deGrom will not throw for a few days before he and the Mets decide what to do next.

Jordan Yamamota was scratched from his start in Triple-A Syracuse and was called up to the big leagues, and he may get the start in tomorrow’s doubleheader.

Many Mets players were caught off guard with the firing of hitting coach Chili Davis, with Francisco Lindor acknowledging that if he were hitting the ball better, Davis would probably still be the hitting coach.

Sandy Alderson spoke on the firing of Davis, saying “We were more focused on process, preparation, more than results”.

Joel Sherman looks into why the Mets got rid of Davis, the origin of Donnie Stevenson, and why the firing happened now.

Speaking to Mike Puma, Chili Davis said he had a feeling in the past week that he may be fired.

Carlos Carrasco completed another simulated game in Port St. Lucie and is set to make a minor league start this weekend.

Around the National League East

Braves’ pitcher Huascar Ynoa hit a grand slam to power the team past the Nationals 6-1.

Travis d’Arnaud underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his thumb.

Driven by a six run 8th innning, the Marlins beat the Diamondbacks 9-3.

Odubel Hererra got stuck in the wall last night against the Brewers, as the Phillies won 6-5.

Around Major League Baseball

Rougned Odor and Martin Maldondo were both injured in a collision at home plate on Tuesday night.

Clayton Kershaw got roughed up against the Cubs, resulting in the shortest outing of his career. He called the performance “embarrassing”.

Christian Yelich is heading back to the injured list with back issues.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Aveneue

Lukas Vlahos wrote about how he stopped worrying about early season results, and now loves the math.

Steve Sypa previewed the Mets minor league seasons.

Mario Diaz is the latest player to be featured in the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2004, Mike Piazza set the major league record for most home runs by a catcher.