Mets Morning News: Cardinals deck the Mets

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Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

The Mets took a tough 7-1 defeat at the hands of the Cardinals yesterday afternoon. Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two solid innings, and Steven Matz impressed in his scoreless inning of work (Box score can be found here).

Tim Rohan of the Times has an interesting write-up on Noah Syndergaard. Whilst on the topic of Mr. Thor, Adam Rubin shows you never know who you will spot in the stands trying to blend in, and Kristie Ackert reveals how terrifyingly good his stuff is.

Marc Carig writes about Steven Matz impressing the Mets this spring.

Mike Vorkunov covers Daisuke Matsuzaka finally feeling at ease on the mound.

Jared Diamond suggests it might be a good idea for the Mets to follow the Cardinals' lead and use some young starting pitcher in the bullpen at the beginning of their big league careers.

Around the Majors

The Tigers throw very interesting Oscar parties, according to Joba Chamberlain's Twitter feed.

Ichiro Suzuki wants to defy age and time and play "many" more seasons.

Cameron Maybin will have an MRI on his right shoulder, per Dennis Lin.

Dylan Hernandez reports that there is no timetable for Zach Greinke's return; Greinke left his first start last week with a strained calf after three pitches.

Yesterday At AA

Chris McShane's daily photos from spring training light up my life.

Jeffrey Bellone's Stat of the Day breaks down David Wright's 222 career home runs.

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