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One Loss is Very Like Another

Where it says the Dodgers beat the Mets, 8-7, replace with the Pirates beat the Mets, 6-4 [1].

Where it says sixth consecutive loss, replace with seventh.

Where it says 25th loss in 32 games, replace with 26th loss in 33 games.

Where it says seven solo home runs, replace with two that accounted for three runs.

Where it says Kevin Plawecki [2] provided a moment of hope that proved fleeting, replace with Wilmer Flores [3].

Where it says a haphazard plan that involved nothing but relief pitchers, replace with a fairly decent outing from Seth Lugo [4] undermined by shoddy defense from seldom-used Luis Guillorme [5].

Where it says major league debut for Kevin Kaczmarski [6], replace with major league debut for Tyler Bashlor [7].

Where it says Brandon Nimmo [8] left the game after being hit by a pitch, replace with Brandon Nimmo entered the game as a pinch-runner and stayed in for defense.

Where it says “a smiling Nimmo,” replace with “a grim Nimmo”.

Where it says Mickey Callaway admitted Dom Smith doesn’t know how to bunt, replace with Mickey Callaway remained resolutely upbeat in the face of nearly incomprehensible ineptitude.

Where it says first baseman Smith, replace with left fielder Smith.

Where it says the Mets are tied with the Marlins for the fewest wins in the National League, replace with the Mets have the fewest wins in the National League.

Where it says 2018…yeah, you can keep that.

Where it says “no game Thursday,” replace with OFF NIGHT FOR METS FANS: READIN’, WRITIN’ & RUSTYTwo Boots Midtown East, 337 Lexington Ave., between 39th and 40th Streets, Thursday, June 28, 7:00 PM. Join a trio of Mets fan authors, grab a slice of Two Boots pizza and have a fine baseball time designed to improve all our perspectives.The details are here [9]. Hope to see you there.