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Mets Morning News: Free Fallin’

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

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The Mets continued their recent slide on Tuesday night, losing to the Giants 3-2, and dropping their fifth game in a row. Marcus Stroman got the ball and pitched very well, going seven innings for the Mets, giving the bullpen a much needed rest. Stroman made two mistakes all night, allowing a pair of home runs, one in the first inning and one in the seventh inning, but otherwise pitched very well. The Mets had plenty of chances, but the offense was once again flat, as the two runs they scored came on a Pete Alonso two-run homer in the eighth inning.

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James McCann was a late scratch from Tuesday’s game with back spasms.

After the game, Marcus Stroman let some of his frustrations show during his press conference.

Noah Syndergaard threw live batting practice yesterday in San Francisco, and two of the batters he faced were Francisco Lindor and Luis Guillorme.

With the Mets not getting much from their starting pitching lately, their bullpen has been pushed to the brink with the amount of work they’ve been getting.

How exactly did a Mets season, which was once full of promise, come tumbling down so quickly?

Matthew Roberson writes that, looking back, the Mets really blew it.

Around the National League East

The Braves and Marlins battled through a pitchers duel, but the Braves came out on top and won again, 2-0.

The Nationals finally won a game, beating the Blue Jays 12-6.

Also playing on the west coast, the Phillies fell to the Diamondbacks 3-2.

Around Major League Baseball

The Yankees swept a doubleheader from the Red Sox, moving into the second AL Wild Card spot.

Nelson Cruz hit two homers as the Rays beat the Orioles 10-0.

Yesterday was the second day of a restraining order hearing regarding Trevor Bauer and his assault allegations, and it was Bauer’s lawyers who were given an opportunity to speak and ask questions.

A’s pitcher Chris Bassitt was struck in the head by a line drive, and out of caution was taken to a local hospital. Bassitt was “conscious and aware”.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

In the newest episode of the UnforMETable podcast, Phillip Humber is the latest player to be featured.

Steve Sypa brought us the Mets Minor League players of the week for the 15th week of the season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2002, Tommie Agee was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame.