The Mets are now five games below .500 after winning seven of their last 11 games.
With six days until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, they are eight losses back of the Rockies for the final Wild Card spot in the National League.
Wild Card Standings
The Mets continue their 10-game road trip Tuesday against the Padres in San Diego.
Latest from the Trade Deadline
The Dodgers, Nationals, Brewers, Red Sox, and Yankees are among several teams to contact the Mets about acquiring reliever Addison Reed before next Monday's trade deadline >> Read more
Asdrubal Cabrera is generating interest from the Red Sox, Indians and Mariners, who are looking to acquire a third baseman or middle infielder, according to multiple reports >> Read more
In Case You Missed It
Jacob deGrom allowed two runs in eight innings to win his eighth consecutive start as the Mets topped the Padres, 5-3, on Monday night at Petco Park >> Read more.
Zack Wheeler was put on the 10-day disabled list with a stress reaction in his right arm. Wheeler later explained only the bone was irritated, it is not a fracture.
Minor league RHP Chris Flexen will start Thursday in place of Wheeler, the team announced.
Brandon Nimmo (partially collapsed lung) started a rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie.
SS prospect Amed Rosario returned to the lineup Monday for Triple-A Las Vegas after missing time since July 17 due to a stomach issue and a hand injury.
Mets LHP David Peterson, the team's first-round pick in June, was ranked the their third-best prospect in Baseball America's midseason top 10 and MLB.com's midseason prospect rankings.
The Mets signed 34-year-old RHP Jonathan Albaladejo to a minor-league deal.
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