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Mets Morning News: S.O.S. (Save our Season)

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

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Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets return home tonight following a catastrophic road trip. They will play three games against the Nationals with Carlos Carrasco on the mound to kick off the three-game series.

Despite the results, Luis Rojas’ job is not in danger.

Pete Alonso is unfazed by his recent skid, which has seen the slugger go hitless in 21 at-bats.

Deesha Thosar implored the Mets to wake up and face a dose of reality as they’ve continued to have an overly-rosy outlook on their struggles.

Tim Healey provided a bigger picture look at why the Mets have been so mediocre in 2021.

Joel Sherman identified five players who have a lot to lose if they don’t help the Mets.

Justin Toscano shared his Q&A with Mets’ lefty Rich Hill.

In the latest This Week in Mets, Tim Britton discussed the team’s optimism and wondered whether they could back it up.

The Mets hope to get José Martínez back soon.

Around the National League East

The Marlins fell 8-3 to the Padres.

In what can only be described as Mets’ fans worst nightmare, there is now a scenario where the Phillies could win the NL East while also having the Cy Young winner and NL MVP.

To that point, the Philadelphia Inquirer believes Bryce Harper is making a strong case for MVP honors.

Harper is currently the second favorite to win the award, behind Fernando Tatis Jr.

Thanks to their late push, the Braves and the Phillies have jumped up in MLB’s power rankings as the Mets have tumbled.

Around Major League Baseball

Following a viral video from Sundays Rockies vs. Marlins game that showed a fan audibly yelling what sounded like a racial slur, an investigation run by the team concluded that the fan was calling for the team’s mascot. The Rockies released a statement on the matter.

It looks like MLB is in talks with Barstool to broadcast games. Because who wouldn’t want this organization further involved in their sport?

The Yankees won a wild back-and-forth affair against the Royals, 8-6 in 11 innings.

Cleveland pounded the Reds 9-3.

Behind two more Eloy Jimenez homers, the White Sox routed the Twins 11-1.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague brought us the position player meters for the week.

On Episode 128 of From Complex to Queens, the crew talked about how the minors system is also bad right now.

This Date in Mets History

One night after their comeback against Sean Doolittle and the Nationals, the Mets scored two in the eighth—highlighted by Luis Guillorme’s first career homer—to beat the Nationals 4-3 and close to within a half game in the Wild Card race on this date in 2019.