Mets Morning Information for June 29, 2021

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The Mets played a standalone game in DC and were beaten 8-4 by the Washington Nationals. Things got off to a miserable start when Jerad Eickhoff turned the home runs over to Kyle Schwarber and Trea Turner to direct the game. Schwarber hit another later in the contest, and Gerardo Parra added a solo shot as Washington built a five-run lead. The Mets scratched a run in run seven and used Pete Alonso and Billy McKinney to move within a run for the eighth straight thing, but a three-run homer from Ryan Zimmerman in the lower half of that frame shattered everyone dreams of a comeback.

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Eickhoff believes that he may have tipped on yesterday’s outing and says he will check it out.

After a possible double game in the eighth game, which was booted by Travis Blankenhorn, Luis Rojas says that they “trust our positioning” and called it a miscommunication between Blankenhorn and Francisco Lindor.

Brandon Nimmo was originally scheduled to return tonight but he’s being rescheduled for the weekend for more rehab games.

Taijuan Walker will also rest a little longer and will now line up on Friday instead of Wednesday. David Peterson will go to normal rest on Wednesday.

Jordan Yamamoto, eligible to return from the IL on July 23, shines a little light in Port St. Lucie.

Justin Toscano investigated how Tony Tarasco, ricocheting a lacrosse ball off his outfield players, helped Dominic Smith on the left.

The Mets bought right-hander Dustin Beggs’ contract, which they designed in 2015, from the independent Lexington Legends. As a member of the Miami Marlins organization, he achieved Triple-A in 2019.

Tim Healey kept you informed about the latest news about the team in yesterday’s Mets Notebook.

During the last This Week in Mets, Tim Britton considered whether other Mets besides Jacob deGrom would form the All Star Team. (Paywall alarm)

All about the National League East

If there was one glimmer of hope last night, it was that the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 12-4.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution examined the Atlanta Braves’ crucial 12-game stretch that leads to the All Star Break.

Atlanta will be rolling against the Mets with Charlie Morton, Max Fried and Ian Anderson in the next three games.

MLB Trade Rumors examined the outlook for the marlins’ trading deadlines.

All about Major League Baseball

Trevor Bauer recently called himself unlucky about his rise in home runs. But is that true? Ben Clemens von Fangraphs investigated the claim.

Josh Rawitch has been named the next President of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

At the start of HOPE Week, the New York Yankees fulfilled the dreams of Gwen Goldman, who wrote a letter to the team 60 years ago asking them to become a Batgirl.

The Milwaukee Brewers wiped out the Chicago Cubs 14-4.

The Colorado Rockies defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0.

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Francisco Giants 3-2.

The St. Louis Cardinals easily mastered the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-1.

Shohei Ohtani hit another homer when the Los Angeles Angeles beat the Yankees 5-3 in the Bronx.

The Baltimore Orioles led the Houston Astros 9-7.

The Boston Red Sox in first place stormed back, beating the Kansas City Royals 6-5.

Cleveland beat the Detroit Tigers 13-5.

Yesterday on Amazin ‘Avenue

Allison McCague brought us the position player counters for the week!

I watched the team’s single game series against the Nationals.

Want to get the latest on what’s going on in the Mets minor league system? Listen to episode 120 of From Complex to Queens!

That date in Mets history

On that day in 2008, the Mets and Yankees played the final game of the Subway Series at Shea Stadium, with the Mets claiming a 3-1 victory over their rivals in the town center.

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