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Mets Morning News: Regrets

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

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Meet the Mets

On the day the Philadelphia Phillies retired the number of Roy Halladay, the Two-Half-Good-Season-Haver Zack Wheeler channeled Doc and shut out the Mets, putting New York 2.5 games out of the division, and giving the Phillies a 3-0 win.

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

Just in case you found yourself gaining a crumb of hope from the acquisition and presence of Javy Báez, I regret to inform you that he is also broken.

As you watched the Mets get smacked by Philadelphia, you may have realized that Zack Wheeler is very good while the Mets are...not that.

Oh yeah, just in case all of this prior news hasn’t upset you enough, I am here to tell you that Zack Wheeler really really enjoyed shutting down the Mets.

Mets’ owner Steve Cohen visited the team before Sunday’s game against Philly, but I don’t think it helped.

There are a lot of factors that have played into the Mets recent case of chronic sucking, but Taijuan Walker is one of the biggest.

Out since early in the Spring with a torn meniscus, Jose Martinez is finally starting his journey back to Citi Field.

Noted divorcee harasser Noah Syndergaard threw off of a mound at Citizens Bank Park on Sunday.

Around the National League East

The Braves handed Patrick Corbin and the Soto-less Nationals a 5-4 loss on Sunday, passing the Mets and moving into third place in the NL East along the way.

In an incredibly Coors-y game at Coors Field, the Marlins found themselves on the wrong end of the 13-8 contest against the Rockies.

The Nationals hope to have Juan Soto back in the lineup on Tuesday, just in time to face the Mets in Flushing.

When asked about Patrick Corbin’s lackluster performance the past season and a half, Ryan Zimmerman pointed to his “abuse” in the 2019 run to the World Series.

Before sending the Mets into third place, the Phillies retired Roy Halladay’s number 34.

The last Phillie to retire 22 straight batters before Zack Wheeler did it on Sunday afternoon was none other than Roy Halladay.

Coming out to the park for the occasion, Carlos Ruiz revealed that he now owns 26 horses and a few gray hairs.

Around Major League Baseball

Unvaccinated and in the petri dish known as the Yankees clubhouse, Anthony Rizzo has tested positive for COVID-19.

The Baltimore Orioles became the latest team to join in on the Fun Post-Home Run Accessory Train with their championship belt.

A little over a week after falling and breaking his arm, Orioles legend Brooks Robinson is back home and recovering in good spirits.

MLB Pipeline’s number one prospect in baseball, Adley Rutschman, has been promoted to Triple-A Norfolk.

Following the festivities of Joe Morgan Day, Joey Votto shared some thoughts and feelings on the late Hall of Famer.

In his final game of the 2021 season, and possibly ever, against the Angels, Albert Pujols connected for home run 676.

Cedric Mullins joined Fernando Tatis Jr. in the 20-20 club this weekend and has his eyes set on entering the 30-30 club.

On Saturday, August 14, Chris Sale will make his return to the mound.

Luis Robert will make his long awaited return as he rejoins the White Sox later today.

Remember when George Springer looked like he was going to become a Met? Well, he didn’t, but he did have another heroic day for the Blue Jays.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2019, the Mets were in a much better place than they are today, plus Michael Conforto introduced us to titi citi.