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Mets Morning News: Daddy Schwarbucks

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

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Meet the Mets

I wish I could sit here and tell you that the Mets won Sunday’s game and are in a nice, happy mood going into Monday’s doubleheader against Atlanta. But they didn’t and they aren’t. Kyle Schwarber hit three home runs and the Mets lost 5-2.

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

Steve Cohen showed up on the field pre-game yesterday and discussed Jacob deGrom’s contract situation, his willingness to go over the luxury tax, potential additions at the trade deadline, and not knowing when the black jerseys will appear.

With the aforementioned doubleheader coming up this afternoon, the Mets called up Jerad Eickhoff from Triple-A and designated Mason Williams for assignment.

After feeling better yesterday, Joey Lucchesi will get an MRI on his elbow at some point today.

Brandon Nimmo kicked off his tour of Syracuse in his comeback from a detached hand ligament by singling and scoring a run.

With Nimmo, Conforto, and McNeil all on their way back to the major league roster, dare I say the Mets offense is starting to...become whole again.

Around the National League East

Issuing correction on a previous post of mine, regarding the terror group Kyle Schwarber. You do not, under any circumstances, “gotta hand it to them.”

Prior to Sunday’s game against the Mets, the Nationals selected the contract of outfielder and 2019 Baby Shark Enthusiast Gerardo Parra.

Following a 9-1 walloping at the hands of the Cardinals, the Braves turned it around and banked a 1-0 win against St. Louis on Sunday Night Baseball.

Four different Cubs pitchers combined to hurl a shutout in the Marlins’ 2-0 loss at Wrigley Field.

Wilmer Flores socked two home runs among his four hits on Sunday afternoon as the Giants defeated the Phillies 11-2 by the bay.

Around Major League Baseball

Brought on by the news of Jared Porter’s firing in January, eighteen years after the events took place, former journalist and baseball writer, Kat O’Brien came forward with details of her rape at the hands of a major leaguer she was covering.

To celebrate Father’s Day, a player from every team in the majors spoke to MLB dot com about their fathers or about them being a father.

Just in case you somehow forgot since yesterday: Shohei Ohtani is an absolute freak.

The Tigers are releasing Old Friend Wilson Ramos from the remainder of his one-year deal with the club.

As far as Major League Baseball’s foreign substance rule goes, it is much easier said than done.

Joey Votto finally got to meet with and give a gift to Abigail, the adorable young fan whose night was ruined when he was ejected from Saturday’s game.

The Yankees ended Sunday’s game against the Athletics with their record-tying third triple play of the season.

Wander no more, the Rays are calling up Wander Franco: baseball’s number one prospect and Guy Literally Born in March 2001,

The Chicago Cubs called up lefty Kyle Ryan from Iowa, sent Cory Abbott in his place, and designated the guy who outlasted Jacob deGrom in last Wednesday’s game: Robert Stock for assignment

John Axford has returned to organized baseball, joining the Toronto Blue Jays organization, pending a physical.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964, Phillies pitcher and future United States Senator Jim Bunning threw a Father’s Day perfect game against the Mets.