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Mets Morning News: Should’ve called Cellino

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were having a pretty solid day on Sunday, but then they gave up six runs in the top of the seventh inning and honestly that’s a really quick and easy way to lose any and all mojo on your way to a 7-3 loss.

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A key to future success in the starts of everyone’s favorite Italian starter might be to leave Joey Luchessi in games just a little longer.

A family matter kept Jonathan Villar out of Sunday’s game while a sore knee did the same to Billy McKinney, but neither should be gone for long.

With Jacob deGrom giving the thumb of approval, the Mets will send David Peterson to the mound today followed by Taijuan Walker tomorrow, and Jacob deGrom on Wednesday.

If the Mets losing wasn’t bad enough, Joel Sherman is here to strap you to a chair Clockwork Orange-style and make you re-live the 2015 World Series.

Miguel Castro has learned the importance of a good neck pillow as a sore neck from sleeping on the plane will keep him out of games, but not for long.

NFL insider Ian Rapoport threw out a successful first pitch before Sunday afternoon’s game.

Jeff McNeil played five innings and went hitless in the first game of his rehab assignment.

In St. Lucie, Dellin Betances also kicked off a rehab assignment of his own.

As far as active players go, with the bullpen smacked and drained, the Mets are having Sean Reid-Foley meet the team in New York today.

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Around the National League East

Two home runs from Kyle Schwarber and eight scoreless innings from Joe Ross were all the Nationals needed in their 5-0 win over the Giants.

Aaron Nola and the Phillies roughed up Domingo German and shut out the Yankees in a 7-0 triumph in Philadelphia.

It wasn’t exactly a shutout performance, but the Braves did managed to secure a 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

The mysterious MLB plan to crack down on the usage of sticky stuff is starting to take a definitive form.

Old Friend and Native Long Islander Steven Matz has been placed on the COVID-IL by the Blue Jays.

The Mets of the past decade should’ve taught you a thing or two about how to live as a fan of a garbage team, but if not, there is now a handy guide.

The Reds’ Hunter Greene will make his next start with the organization for the Louisville Bats of Triple-A.

The Arizona Diamondbacks revealed their City Connect “Serpientes” jerseys which might just be better than the ones they usually wear.

The Toronto Blue Jays of Dunedin became the first visiting team in the history of Fenway Park to hit eight home runs in a game.

Despite being almost a full year older than Barack Obama was when he was first sworn in as president, Bartolo Colon threw a complete game in the Mexican League.

Shane Bieber’s curveball suddenly lost 303 RPM (~14%) and he suddenly gave up two home runs with it for the first time in his entire career. Peculiar.

Back spasms held Aaron Judge out of the Yankees’ losing effort against the Phillies.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, Duke Snider donned the blue and orange as he hit the 400th home run of his career.