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Taijuan Walker had his toughest start to the season, as he went out before he could hit a single in the second inning. While the Mets offense put on a brief comeback display, they were ultimately unable to overcome the early deficit, and they fell to the Braves 9-6 to tie the series at one game apiece.

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It looked like Walker might have gotten hurt in the first run of his start, but Buck Showalter think he’s fine.

David Peterson is tentatively scheduled to start Game 1 of today’s doubleheader, and Max Scherzer will take care of Game 2.

While the Mets lost last night, the fact that they kept fighting even after falling behind early showed what makes this team different.

Trevor Williams won the Mets after Taijuan Walker was knocked out early.

The Mets believe Edwin Díaz deserves Cy Young’s consideration for his dominance this season.

Daniel Vogelbach has shown an impressive amount of discipline at the plate so far with the Mets.

Darin Ruf and Eduardo Escobar both had hits against lefties last night, which the Mets are hoping to see plenty of for the rest of the season.

Buck Showalter uses time to his advantage, a skill he learned long ago.

Drew Smith is frustrated to deal with an injury, but he is Hoping to resume the launch soon.

The empire state building kept track of runs scored by the Mets last night.

Kramer Robertson, who has been Met for a glorious day, was claimed by the cardinals after being DFA.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ young stars answered the call after losing Game 1 of the series to the Mets.

The Phillies hit three home runs in the first inning and a strong start from Kyle Gibson secured an easy 7-2 win over the Nationals.

The Marlins couldn’t provide much offensive support for Edward Cabrera, whose strong start was marred when Willson Contreras hit a two-run homer to condemn the Marlins to a 2-1 loss to the Cubs.

Around Major League Baseball

We learned a number of interesting things at this year’s Deadline, including the fact that the Padres, to the amazement of some very smart baseball people, are for some unknown reason willing to spend the money to win? ??

Speaking of the Padres, Fernando Tatis Jr. is finally gearing up to begin a rehab mission.

Former Met and native of Toms River, NJ (did you know he was from Toms River?) Todd Frazier will be on the Little League World Series booth for ESPN.

One of Vin Scully’s most notable attributes was his ability to always be in love with the game he watched for a living.

Rays president Brian Auld discussed the team’s aspirations to acquire a new stadium and stay in Tampa Bay for the long term.

The Reds placed phenomenal pitcher Hunter Greene on the disabled list with a pulled shoulder.

The Dodgers lost one player to injury and added another, placing Clayton Kershaw on the injured reserve while reinstating Chris Taylor.

Following the Brewers’ loss to Dinelson Lamet immediately after acquiring him from the Padres, the Rockies claimed the pitcher on waivers.

The free agent market for starting pitchers will add an interesting option this offseason, as NPB pitcher Kodai Senga is expected to look for opportunities to come to the United States.

Five minor league players have been suspended for violating league rules against the use of PED – including a player in the Mets farm system.

Yesterday at Amazing Avenue

Robert Wolff remembered Vin Scully’s career, especially his work in the 1986 World Series.

Joe Sokolowski hit us with the latest episode of This Week in Mets Quotes.

This date in Mets history

Yogi Berra was relieved of his leadership duties on this date in 1975.

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