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Mets Morning News: An inning late and a run short

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets did their usual schtick of falling into an early hole and then falling just short of a comeback while not taking advantage of opportunities with runners in scoring position, dropping their third straight by a score of 4-3. Brandon Nimmo and Pete Alonso both homered, but an insurance run allowed by Miguel Castro on three straight walks gave the Dodgers enough cushion to stay on top. Rich Hill took the loss and Max Scherzer earned the win.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Post, Daily News, Newsday,, North Jersey, Faith and Fear in Flushing

The Mets may have a new owner, but in many ways they’re still performing like they did when they belonged to the Wilpons.

While the Mets will have a lot of things they need to accomplish this offseason, bringing back Marcus Stroman should be towards the top of their list of priorities.

Fransisco Lindor expressed frustration over how he has performed with the bat during his first season with the Mets.

Luis Rojas spoke about the offensive and emotional struggles that have plagued Jeff McNeil this season.

Noah Syndergaard threw a bullpen session yesterday as he continues to strive to return in September.

David Lennon of Newsday wrote about the Mets’ and Yankeesreversal of fortunes between the first half and the second half of the season.

Around the National League East

It’s now eight in a row for the Braves, who got solo homers from Joc Pederson and Austin Riley and managed to hang on for a 5-4 victory against Matt Harvey and the Orioles.

Aaron Nola pitched brilliantly for most of the game, but he gave up a two-out, two-run homer to Jake Cronenworth in the ninth inning to tie the game, and the Phillies then gave up the winning run in the 10th on a wild pitch to suffer a brutal 4-3 loss to the Padres.

The Nationals gave up a five spot in the eighth inning—including a grand slam off the bat of Christian Yelich—and had their three-game winning streak snapped with a 9-6 defeat to the Brewers.

The Marlins grounded into an impressive five double plays and lost their sixth straight with a 7-4 loss to the Reds.

Around Major League Baseball

According to investigators, the ex-Angels employee that supplied drugs to Tyler Skaggs also supplied them to other MLB players.

Joel Sherman of the Post reviews which trade deadline acquisitions are helping contenders the most.

Keith Hernandez was inducted into the Cardinals Hall of Fame yesterday.

Brian Murphy of reviews five teams who could act as spoilers down the stretch.

This Date in Mets History

Carlos Delgado hit the 400th home run of his impressive career on this date in 2006.