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Mets Morning News: Mets swept away by Cardinals, Major League Baseball remembers Roberto Clemente

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Mets Morning News

With time running short on the 2021 season, the Mets desperately needed a win and instead suffered an embarrassing loss. They were down 5-0 after the first inning and despite a few feeble attempts at scoring runs, the pitching staff gave it right back and more in a deflating loss that makes any path to contention look near impossible.

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During the game Pete Alonso wore the number 21 to honor Roberto Clemente since he is the Mets’ 2021 Clemente Award nominee.

Those with Puerto Rican heritage on the Mets also wore 21 to honor Clemente’s legacy.

The 2021 season is in its final weeks, which means Javier Báez’s time on the team could also be drawing to a close and he doesn’t know his future will hold just yet.

Báez, along with Marcus Stroman, should be high on the Mets’ priority list to bring back next season.

With the Mets in free fall, Luis Rojas is looking more and more like a man who will be without a job next season.

Even with time running short both Brandon Nimmo and Noah Syndergaard hope to return before the season ends.

Owner Steve Cohen could be his own worst enemy when it comes to hiring a new president of baseball operations.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost in extra innings to the Rockies by a final score of 3-2.

The Phillies pulled off a wild 6-5 win against the Cubs.

The Nationals blew the lead and blew their series with the Marlins with a 8-6 loss in Washington.

Around Major League Baseball

Players around the league wore the number 21 to remember the great Roberto Clemente as Major League Baseball honored him with Roberto Clemente Day.

The Mariners will reportedly host the 2023 All-Star Game at T-Mobile Park.

In a heartwarming story we all need, after a young fan imitated his delivery in the stands during the previous game, Craig Kimbrel met with the fan and thanked him for helping get him through the inning.

The Padres placed Blake Snell on the injured list with a groin strain.

With Ryan Braun announcing his retirement, his legacy will forever be tarnished by his PED use and the lies he told afterward.

High schooler Paloma Benach is looking to improve her game so she can join the eight other women who are currently playing baseball in college.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis argues that the Mets have a Seth Lugo problem.

On Episode 102 of A Pod of Their Own, the emotionally charged series with the Yankees, September 11, and nationally televised broadcasts were all discussed.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1976, Jerry Koosman finally reached the 20-win plateau with a 4-1 win over the Cardinals.