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Mets Morning News: The Mets went to Jerad, and it did not go well

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost a game on Tuesday night they had no chance of ever winning after sending out Jerad Eickhoff to face the Braves in an important divisional game. Eickhoff pitched poorly, and the game was over very early on.

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The Mets have expressed concerns with the medicals of their first round pick Kumar Rocker, specifically his elbow, as they have yet to sign him.

Travis Blankenhorn was optioned to make room for Jerad Eickhoff.

The Mets were reportedly interested in Pirates starter Tyler Anderson.

Max Scherzer is another pitcher the Mets may have been interested in, though it’s highly unlikely the Nationals would trade him to their division rival, or that Scherzer would approve a trade to the Mets. On Tuesday, Mark Feinsand reported Scherzer prefers to end up on the west coast if he is traded.

As the trade deadline nears, the Mets have different routes they can consider on how they choose to potentially upgrade the team.

Noah Syndergaard threw off a mound in the Mets bullpen on Tuesday afternoon for the first time since his setback in late May.

Carlos Carrasco is expected to make his Mets and season debut on Friday night against the Reds.

David Peterson underwent surgery to repair a fractured bone in his foot.

Around the National League East

Trea Turner was removed from the Nationals vs. Phillies game, and what people thought at first was maybe a hug watch turned out to be Turner testing positive for COVID-19.

Stephen Strasburg got devastating news on Tuesday that he will have to undergo season ending surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome.

After the Mets were interested in Tyler Anderson, the Phillies had acquired him before it was reported that the trade had been held up due to medical issues with one of the two players going back to Pittsburgh.

The Nationals were able to hang on to beat the Phillies 6-4 behind three-run homers from Juan Soto and Josh Bell.

Sandy Alcantara returned from the bereavement list to lead the Marlins past the Orioles 7-3.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mariners made a curious trade with the Astros that included their best reliever, which left some players very perplexed at the decision saying “How do you trade him and say you care about winning? And you trade him to Houston? It never changes.”

The Mariners ended up coming out on top in the Tyler Anderson sweepstakes, snagging him from the Pirates after their deal with the Phillies was held up on a medical review.

Joel Sherman writes how three different teams could dictate the MLB trade deadline.

The Rays are among the teams eyeing Kris Bryant and Max Scherzer.

Eloy Jiménez hit the go-ahead homer for the White Sox in his second game back from injury to push Chicago past the Royals.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

In case you didn’t realize, the Mets need more starting pitching writes Chris McShane.

Steve Sypa analyzed Mets draft pick Nick Zwack, Nathan Lavender, and Trey McLoughlin.

Allison McCague brought us the position player power meters from the previous week of games.

Orel Hershiser is the latest player to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2011, the Mets parted ways with Carlos Beltran, as they sent him to San Francisco in exchange for prospect Zack Wheeler.