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Mets Morning News: South Beach Tailspin

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

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The Mets and Taijuan Walker’s recent tailspin continued on Tuesday night as they fell to the Marlins 5-4. The Marlins got to Walker early, plating four runs off of Walker in the first three innings, before he settled in, pitching into the sixth inning. The first two Mets runs were scored via sacrifice fly, before J.D. Davis hit a long RBI double to cut the Marlins lead to 1. However, the Marlins scored an insurance run in the 8th inning to make it 5-3, and the Mets rally in the ninth came up just short as they were only able to score one additional run.

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Jacob deGrom spoke to the media on Tuesday afternoon, and though he’s frustrated with his latest injury, he’s optimistic he’ll return for the Mets postseason push. deGrom also said the soreness he experienced was not normal soreness that comes with being a pitcher.

Miguel Castro’s COVID test came back negative as he was brought back from the COVID-19 IL, and Geoff Hartlieb was optioned back to Syracuse.

Kevin Pillar is the Mets’ Heart and Hustle award winner.

Ken Davidoff writes that Michael Conforto’s struggles this season complicates the Mets’ free agency future.

Robert Gsellman’s torn lat has fully healed and he will begin throwing shortly.

The last time a starting pitcher on the Mets recorded a win was July 23, and Mets’ starters have only four wins in the last 47 games.

Around the National League East

Jean Segura homered and Zack Wheeler pitched 7.1 innings as the Phillies beat the Nationals 5-4 and crept closer to the Mets in the standings.

The Nationals last offer to Trea Turner came in March 2020 and was for six years and about $100 million.

The Braves also gained ground on the Mets, beating the Cardinals which was powered by a five-run first inning.

Jazz Chisholm was placed on the COVID related injured list.

Around Major League Baseball

Miguel Cabrera is inching closer and closer to 500 career homers, as he hit his 498th last night against the Red Sox.

Henry Davis, the top pick in this years MLB Draft, homered in his professional debut.

Rays’ pitcher Tyler Glasnow is set to undergo Tommy John surgery today.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Eric Valent is the player looked at in the latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast.

Steve Sypa looks at which Mets minor leaguers put up the best numbers over the past week.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Dwight Gooden improved to 17-3, while also winning his 11th start in a row.