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Mets Morning News: Blew Crew

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

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Meet the Mets

Carlos Carrasco had another bad first inning (and start) as the Brewers won 8-4 and clinched the National League Central Division. On the bright side, the 2021 Mets finally made some people happy.

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In a trio of moves, J.D. Davis was placed on the 10-day IL with a sprained hand, Sean Reid Foley was promoted from AAA to take his place, and Albert Almora Jr. was designated for assignment.

Davis’ hand injury isn’t really anything new as both hands have bothered him to some extent for essentially the entire season.

The Mets announced all of their 2021 minor league position player and pitcher of the year awards.

For their final homestand of the season, the Mets announced that Marcus Stroman & Trevor Williams, Taijuan Walker, and Tylor Megill will pitch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, respectively.

Despite Luis Rojas’ optimism regarding Carlos Carrasco’s ability to get through a clean first inning on Sunday, things didn’t go as planned.

Around the National League East

Needing a win to keep up with Atlanta, the Phillies took a 6-0 loss on Sunday against the last place Pirates.

Juan Soto and whatever spare parts make up the Washingtion Nationals these days lost 9-2 to the Reds in Cincinnati.

Using eight pitchers to get through nine innings, the Braves left San Diego with a 4-3 win over the eliminated Padres.

Early Sunday morning, the Phillies designated veteran outfielder Matt Joyce for assignment.

Five years after The Dee Gordon Game, Fish Stripes looked back at the Marlins’ first contest after the death of Jose Fernandez.

Going into their final homestand of 2021, the Braves hold a 2.5 game lead over the Phillies in the National League East.

Around Major League Baseball

As I’m sure you know, the Brewers’ win over the Mets yesterday afternoon was enough to secure the NL Central title.

After a year away from the clubhouse, Bob Uecker got to join in the Milwaukee Brewers division-clinching celebration.

Trea Turner and Corey Seager both reached the 100 career home run milestone in Arizona as the Dodgers won their 100th game.

In what will most likely be his final start of the season, Shohei Ohtani struck out 10 Mariners and only gave up one run in his seven innings of work.

Of course, he loves the Angels and their fans, but what Shohei Ohtani would really love is to win.

Along with his quote, it was reported that the Angels and Ohtani aren’t discussing a contract extension at the moment.

The Cardinals won their 16th game in a row and brought their magic number for a wild card clinch all the way down to one.

Following his weekend of destruction in Boston, Giancarlo Stanton joined an exclusive club with Mickey Mantle, Lou Gehrig, and Babe Ruth.

Talking with the media after the game, Stanton revealed that he is a remorseless and heartless monster.

In addition to hurting baseballs, Stanton also jostled Gleyber Torres’ helmet a bit too hard after his home run, resulting in Torres getting a neck examination.

Sliding into second base, Aaron Judge dislocated his pinky finger, but it was popped back into place and shouldn’t cause any lingering issues.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2000, the New York Mets clinched the Wild Card and guaranteed themselves a spot in the NLDS.