The Mets (67-66, 5.0 GB of second Wild Card) lost to the Cubs on Thursday night as they fell for the sixth-straight time and dropped even further back in the Wild Card race. They open a three-game series with the Phillies on Friday night at 7:05 p.m. on SNY at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia.
Here's what happened on Thursday, in case you missed it...
Jacob deGrom was dominant on Thursday night -- retiring 18 of the first 19 batters he faced -- but two soft hits and a homer from Victor Caratini in the seventh inning did the Mets in >> Read more
After the game, deGrom explained what the plan to Caratini was during the fateful seventh-inning at-bat, and credited him for being able to keep a slider fair >> Read more
Meanwhile, Mickey Callaway was left searching for answers after a homestand that started off with a three-game sweep of the Indians morphed into a disaster that has arguably put the nail in the Mets' coffin for 2019 >> Read more
As deGrom was allowing four runs in 7.0 innings on Thursday, Dodgers ace Hyun-Jin Ryu was getting bombed for the second straight start, putting a second-straight Cy Young award for deGrom even more in reach >> Read more
After parting ways with their director of pro scouting, the Mets parted ways with three other well-respected scouts >> Read more
Brandon Nimmo had a scheduled day off on Thursday in Triple-A and might not be activated from the IL until rosters expand on Sunday >> Read more
Jed Lowrie homered for Triple-A Syracuse and played the field as his rehab assignment rolled on >> Read more
The Mets have promoted top prospects Brett Baty and Matthew Allan to Brooklyn as the Cyclones continue their playoff push >> Read more
A tip from deGrom has helped Edwin Diaz rediscover his dominant slider >> Read more