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Mets Morning News: Kicking off June with a disappointing loss

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

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The Mets kicked off June in typical Mets fashion, blowing a 4-0 lead and losing to the Diamondbacks. After jumping out to the lead thanks to a Dominic Smith two-run homer, an RBI triple from Francisco Lindor, and a sac-fly from Smith, Marcus Stroman and the Mets bullpen couldn’t shut down Arizona to secure a sixth win in a row. With two outs in the ninth, Edwin Diaz gave up a soft single into right field, blowing his first save of the year and tying the game at 4. After James McCann drove in one run in the top of the tenth, Trevor May came on in the bottom half of the inning, and gave up a walk-off double, on a hit that was very, very close to being a foul ball.

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

In a comment that can only be described as blatantly racist, a Diamondbacks announcer mocked Marcus Stroman for wearing a du-rag.

Brandon Nimmo tried to take swings off a tee, and did flip drills, but is still feeling pain and soreness in his finger.

Dellin Betances has started to throw again on the side, but there is still no timetable for Betances to go on a rehab assignment.

Amidst all the injuries the Mets have sustained, many fill-in’s have been placed into key roles for the team.

Wilfredo Tovar was DFA’d as the Mets claimed Travis Blankenhorn off of waivers from the Mariners.

Tylor Megill was promoted to Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday.

In case you didn’t know, Jacob deGrom is off to a historic start in 2021.

More info is expected to come in the coming days, but the Mets are planning on having Jerry Koosman’s number retirement ceremony in August.

Johan Santana celebrated the anniversary of his no-hitter by throwing BP to kids in a batting cage.

Tim Britton wonders if the Mets will be able to avoid their famous June slump this year.

As a reminder, this afternoon’s game will be broadcast exclusively on YouTube, and will not be on SNY.

Around the National League East

The Philliesbats broke out on Tuesday night as they beat the Reds 17-3.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. hit a three-run homer as the Blue Jays topped the Marlins 5-1.

Stephen Strasburg exited in the second inning of the Nationals-Braves game, as the Nats won 11-5.

Around Major League Baseball

Fernando Tatis. Jr was removed from Tuesday night’s game for precautionary reasons with right oblique tightness.

Cardinals pitcher Jack Flaherty is heading to the IL with an oblique injury.

Joel Sherman writes that the Yankeesstubbornness is finally starting to catch up to them.

Eno Sarris looks at what role the new baseball’s are playing in the numerous no-hitters that have happened so far this season.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Aveneue

David Wright is unequivocally the greatest third baseman and position player in Mets history, something Chris McShane explored here.

After his 8th start of the year, Chris McShane checked in on how Jacob deGrom’s 2021 season is going. Hint: it’s going very well.

Allison McCague updated the Mets Player Performance Meter’s for both pitchers and hitters.

With the fourth week of the minor league season now completed, it’s time for another edition of the Mets minor league players of the week.

Charley Smith was the latest obscure Met to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey followed up Johan Santana’s no-hitter by pitching his second straight complete game shutout.