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Mets Morning News: Stro-No

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

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The Mets fell to the Braves for the second straight game as their offense put up another lackluster performance, getting shutout for the second straight game. After Marcus Stroman exited the game in the second inning with a sore left hip, the Mets bullpen had the tall task of pitching seven-plus innings. For the most part, they pitched very well, the only blip coming on a Dansby Swanson three-run homer in the third inning which was all the Braves needed. The Mets had just two hits on the night, a Jared Eickhoff pinch-hit dribbler in the fifth inning and a James McCann double in the ninth.

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In the 2nd inning of last nights game, Marcus Stroman exited early with left hip soreness.

After the game, Luis Rojas said Stroman landed and felt his hip had hyper-extended and he is not sure if Stroman will make his next scheduled start.

Everyone’s favorite player Patrick Mazeika is back with the Mets after he was called up and Brandon Drury was optioned to Triple-A.

Anthony DiComo tweeted that the Mets were making plans to call up pitching prospect Tylor Megill even before Stroman left the game with an injury, and after the game, Luis Rojas said Megill will start for the Mets tonight.

After Michael Conforto was originally supposed to be activated prior to Tuesday’s game, the the Mets waited a day after the Syracuse Mets was postponed due to COVID contact tracing.

Carlos Carrasco is still not throwing off a mound, while Robert Gsellman will not throw for at least six weeks.

Acting GM Zack Scott also confirmed that Joey Luchessi will undergo Tommy John surgery this week.

With the countless injuries that have hit the Mets pitching staff, they’re now even more likely to make a trade for a pitcher.

Around the National League East

It’s only the second day of umpires checking pitchers for sticky substances and something absolutely ridiculous has already happened, as Max Scherzer and Phillies manager Joe Girardi got into a heated exchange.

Meanwhile, the Nationals stayed hot, as they wound up beating the Phillies 3-2 with Max Scherzer striking out eight.

Kyle Wright is set to start against the Mets tonight for the Braves.

In what has been the story for the Marlins this season, they got excellent pitching, but could not score enough runs, and fell to the Blue Jays 2-1.

Around Major League Baseball

Wander Franco made his major league debut on Tuesday, and his first hit in the big leagues was a game tying three-run homer.

Byron Buxton is heading to the IL with a fractured hand after being hit by a pitch.

Blue Jays pitcher Alex Manoah was suspended five games for throwing at Maikel Franco this past weekend.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa gave us our Mets Minor Leauge players of the week for the seventh week of the minor league season.

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast is out, this week featuring Chris Jones.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964, Ron Hunt became the first Met in franchise history to earn the starting nod in an All-Star game.