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Mets Morning News: Mets drop series finale in Atlanta, open series in Philadelphia tonight

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The Mets lost one of their more frustrating games of the 2022 season, as Jacob deGrom had a very good start, but the team squandered some great opportunities at the plate and allowed the Braves’ go-ahead run to score from first base on a weakly-hit single to center field. The upside is that the Mets still have a 3.5-game lead in the National League East despite having dropped three of four games in the series in Atlanta. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue, Faith and Fear in Flushing, New York Daily News, New York Post Taijuan Walker, who left his start in Atlanta after just two innings because of back spasms, got relatively good news about the injury and might be able to make his scheduled start on Sunday if he’s feeling 100%. If Walker cannot make the start on Sunday, it’s possible that pitching prospect Jose Butto would get the call for the game. He was removed from his Syracuse start after just one inning last night. With the injuries the Mets have suffered this week, Deesha Thosar writes that Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom need to carry the Mets.