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Mets Morning News: Mets lose yet again, deGrom and Syndergaard close to a possible return

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost their first of two games in Boston against the Red Sox on Tuesday night. Marcus Stroman got the start and after escaping trouble through the first four innings, gave up four runs in the fifth inning, as the Mets were unable to keep pace with a probable playoff team in the Red Sox.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Newsday, Daily News, NY Post, North Jersey, MLB.

A pivotal moment in last nights game came in the fourth inning when Pete Alonso was sent home from second base and was a dead duck, getting thrown out by a mile.

Both Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom are on track to return to the Mets next week, the final week of the season.

Syndergaard will make a start for Triple-A Syracuse before the Mets decide what next steps to take, while deGrom threw 20 pitches off of the Fenway Park mound.

The Mets pushed Tylor Megill back to Friday to give the rookie eight days rest.

Mike Puma writes that the Mets’ answer in center field has been in front of them all along in Brandon Nimmo.

Noah Syndergaard’s future is an intriguing question for the Mets.

Carlos Carrasco wants to limit first inning damge, but overall is satisfied with his performance for the Mets in 2021.

Around the National League East

Austin Riley and Ozzie Albies powered the Braves past the Diamondbacks.

The Phillies kept their playoff hopes alive, walking off the Orioles in 10 innings.

In a battle of Josh Rogers versus Trevor Rogers, Josh and the Nationals came out on top, as they beat the Marlins 7-1.

Bryce Harper’s ability to stay healthy for much of this year has helped fuel his MVP canidacy.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals won their 10th straight game, beating the Brewers 2-1.

The Padres continued their tailspin, losing to the Giants 6-5.

Fernando Tatis Jr. and Manny Machado addressed their dust-up from over the weekend, saying they handled it internally and their focus is making the postseason.

Giancarlo Stanton, Joey Gallo, and Aaron Judge all homered as the Yankees beat the Rangers.

The Dodgers placed Cody Bellinger on the injured list due to a rib fracture.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Kevin Collins is the latest player to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast while a new episode of From Complex to Queens came out as well.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series against the Red Sox.

You can check out the Mets MiLB players of the week for week #20 here.

Allison McCague updated the Mets Player Performance Meters for both pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 59th birthday to Wally Backman!