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Mets Morning News: Mets Hand over the lead

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

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Meet the Mets

Javy Báez tried to win last night’s game by himself, but a no-good very bad inning from Brad Hand and a late home run from Jazz Chisholm erased that effort as the Mets lost 3-2 to the Marlins in Miami.

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It was revealed that J.D. Davis has been playing with tendinitis in his right thumb and a torn ligament in his left hand. Davis went 0-3 with a walk last night.

Jacob deGrom very briefly addressed his elbow condition amongst new info and heightened concern about his injury.

Sandy Alderson plans to relinquish baseball operations in 2022 but will remain in the president role for at least one more season.

The Mets promoted star prospect Ronny Mauricio to double-A Binghamton. Mauricio has played 100 games in single-A Brooklyn this season.

The Mets were hoping for Noah Syndergaard to return for the upcoming series against the Yankees before his COVID diagnosis slowed his return.

Around the National League East

The Braves overcame a game-tying run from the Nationals in the top of the ninth to win 7-6 in ten innings last night in Cobb County.

Negotiations between the Braves and Freddie Freeman continue, with free agency remaining an option for the perennial All-Star.

Marcell Ozuna will enter a supervised program with the intent of having his domestic violence charges dropped within six months.

The Rockies scored three runs in the top of the ninth inning and held off a Phillies rally in the bottom of the ninth to win 4-3 last night in Philadelphia.

After last night’s proceedings, the Mets remain 1.5 games behind the Phillies in second place but now sit 5 games behind the Braves for first place in the division.

Around Major League Baseball

Hunter Renfroe claimed on a Boston-area radio show that MLB instructed the Red Sox to halt COVID testing during the team’s recent outbreak. MLB quickly refuted his claims.

The Blue Jays beat the Yankees 6-4 last night in The Bronx. Their recent slide is reminding some writers of another similar losing streak from 2007 that I have no recollection of.

There is mutual interest between Adam Wainwright and the St. Louis Cardinals in a 2022 return. The Cardinals beat the Dodgers 2-1 last night in St. Louis.

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has an outside but possible shot at earning the AL Triple Crown. He would become the first Triple Crown winner since Miguel Cabrera in 2012.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian and Chris analyze poor managerial decisions in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

This Date in Mets History

The Mets swept a doubleheader against the Expos on this date in 1969, which allowed them to take first place in their miraculous season.