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Mets Morning News: Mets continue tailspin, GM Scott provides updates on deGrom and Syndergaard

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost yet another game on Tuesday night, getting shutout 8-0. Tylor Megill got the start and could not get out of the fourth inning, allowing four home runs and seven runs total. The Mets’ offense was extremely quiet on the night, mustering up only five hits, as they fell to three games below .500.

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Francisco Lindor returned from the injured list on Tuesday night, while the Mets also activated Heath Hembree, as he became the 62nd player to appear for the Mets this season.

Travis Blankenhorn and Yennsy Diaz were optioned to Triple-A to make room for Lindor and Hembree.

Jacob deGrom is set to have an MRI today to see if he can resume throwing while Noah Syndergaard may begin a rehab assignment some time this week.

David Lennon writes that the Mets must look at the big picture regarding deGrom and focus on what caused his aliments this season, while looking forward to the 2022 season.

Jerry Koosman is finally getting the respect he is due for his contributions to the Mets in 1969 writes Ken Davidoff.

David Wright, Jimmy Rollins, and Chipper Jones discuss how three NL East rivals were able to get along while playing for the U.S. during the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Tomás Nido received a cortisone injection in his sprained right thumb and hit for the first time since suffering the injury.

How the Mets develop their own players this offseason may prove to be more important than who they may acquire writes Tim Britton.

The first trailer for ESPN’s 30 for 30 on the ‘86 Mets, Once Upon a Time in Queens came out.

Around the National League East

The Phillies announced some big changes to their front office and lost to the Rays 3-1.

The Yankees’ bullpen tried their hardest to blow the game, but in the end, the Braves lost 5-4 as the Yankees won their 11th game in a row.

Tres Barrera hit a two-run homer as the Nationals beat the Marlins 5-1.

Marlins prospect Edward Cabrera is set to make his major league debut tonight against the Nationals.

Around Major League Baseball

Yadier Molina and the Cardinals agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract extension on Tuesday.

Todd Blyleven failed to live up to his last name on the baseball field, but became a hero in Las Vegas during the deadliest shooting in American history.

Eno Sarris looks at if higher spin rates are slowly starting to creep back in the majors.

Diamondbacks lefty Caleb Smith was suspended ten games for the use of foreign substances while pitching.

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the day that Ray Caldwell, an Indians pitcher, was hit by lightning during a game and still finished it.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series against the Giants.

Steve Sypa looked at which players put up the best numbers for the Mets in the minors over the past week.

A new episode of the UnforMETable podcast came out, this week featuring Jack Fisher.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, Johan Santan was shut down and he never appeared in a major league game again.