Mets to DFA reliever Lopez after epic meltdown against Dodgers: Report

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No glove and no love for the New York Mets.

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Journeyman Mets reliever Jorge Lopez put his team on blast on Wednesday following an epic meltdown against the powerhouse Los Angeles Dodgers, who smashed four home runs against their Citi Field hosts in a 10-3 pasting.

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After giving up a home run to Dodgers star slugger Shohei Ohtani, Lopez was tossed mid-count by third base umpire Ramon De Jesus following a check-swing call and proceeded to toss his baseball glove into the stands on the way into the dugout.

He didn’t hold back after the game, either, when it came to the Not So Amazin’ Mets.

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“I think I’ve been on the worst team, probably, in the whole f—ing MLB,” Lopez said when asked if he regretted the glove toss, which manager Carlos Mendoza called “not acceptable.”

“Whatever happens, happens, so whatever they want to do I’ll be here tomorrow if they want me.”

It was reportedly a quick decision as Mets beat writer Anthony DiComo posted on X that the team planned to designate Lopez, who owns a career 5.39 ERA over nine MLB seasons, for assignment.

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The on-field drama wasn’t the only bad news for the Mets (22-33), who are ahead of only the lowly Colorado Rockies and Miami Marlins in the National League after winning 101 games just two seasons ago with the league’s second-highest payroll.

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The team lost slugger Pete Alonso mid-game after he was hit by a pitch on the hand and they recently put closer Edwin Diaz on the disabled list with a right shoulder impingement, according to the New York Post.

At least someone at the stadium caught some good luck. The Post reported that the fans near the dugout during Lopez’s glove toss seemed to be “over the moon with the unexpected souvenir as one fan raised his fist in celebration.”



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