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Mets Morning News: Mets get blown out in Boston, Noah Syndergaard returns to the mound

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

MLB: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets looked very much like a team playing out the string. Taijuan Walker struggled mightily on the mound, and mixed with some poor defense, the Mets were flat out embarrassed by the Red Sox. The only positive again was Pete Alonso who hit his 35th home run of the year.

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Francisco Lindor took some of the blame for why the Mets’ season went so badly and thinks if he had only played better they would be right in the thick of the race. He also believes that Steve Cohen has more than enough money to re-sign Javier Báez.

Michael Conforto was another disappointment this season and the Mets will have a tough decision to make regarding his future in the offseason.

Reality has finally set in for the ever-optimistic Pete Alonso who admitted this team will most likely be sitting at home yet again in October.

Noah Syndergaard returned to the mound in a rehab start and pitched a scoreless inning as he hopes to return to the team before the end of the season.

How would the Mets be different if they had hired Chaim Bloom instead of Brodie Van Wagenen in 2018?

Around the National League East

The Braves blew out the lowly Diamondbacks 9-2.

After Jazz Chisholm hit a home run off Josh Rogers he did a creative home run celebration when heading into home plate. Rogers then returned the favor after striking Chisholm out the next night and the two both had some fun with it on social media instead of getting angry at a player having fun on the field.

The Phillies eked out a dramatic win over the Orioles.

Juan Soto and the Nationals took down the Marlins 7-5 to take the series from the Fish.

Around Major League Baseball

The Cardinals won their eleventh straight game with a victory over the Brewers.

The drama over the stolen data card continued after the Blue Jays threw at Kevin Kiermaier which led to both benches emptying.

The Orioles will be keeping manager Brandon Hyde for the 2022 season after they exercised the option in this past offseason.

The Reds are also keeping their manager and signed David Bell to a new two-year contract.

Sang Ho Baek had a dream of one day pitching in the major leagues before he tragically died due to complications from Tommy John surgery and left behind a heartbroken family.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 103 of A Pod of Their Own the upcoming offseason was discussed since that is far more interesting than anything the Mets are currently doing on the field.

This Date in Mets History

The 1969 Mets managed to defeat Bob Gibson on this date to get them to within a game of clinching the division.