Mets Morning News: Colon cleanses Braves offense, Tejada and d'Arnaud get hits

Kevin C. Cox

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

Meet the Mets

Bartolo Colon tossed seven shutout frames and the Mets beat the Braves 4-0 in the series opener at Turner Field on Tuesday night. Ruben Tejada knocked in a couple of runs and Travis d'Arnaud picked up his first two hits of the season.

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Zack Wheeler matches up with Ervin Santana tonight in game two of their series with the Braves.

Hank Aaron was honored by the Braves last night and Curtis Granderson says that's a good thing.

Travis d'Arnaud's first two hits were a relief and Jared Diamond says the Mets should continue to be patient with their young catcher.

Bobby Parnell had successful Tommy John surgery yesterday and Terry Collins agrees that it was the correct decision.

The Mets used the tag team wrestling duo of Wilmer Flores and Eric Campbell at SS and 2B in Las Vegas recently. Should that be a thing going forward? Probably not.

If you haven't done so already, go grab Jenrry Mejia off of your deep league waiver wires. But since you're a Mets fan, you've probably already done that.

The Sacramento River Cats trolled the Las Vegas 51's pretty hard on Monday.

Yesterday At AA

How do the Mets go about building a better bullpen? Steve Sypa tries to break it down.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Braves.

Around the NL East

Ryan Braun launched three home runs as the Brewers beat up on the Phillies 10-4.

The Nationals shut out the Marlins 5-0 behind Gio Gonzalez last night. What do the Nationals do with Ryan Zimmerman, whose throwing woes continue to hamper him? Jose Fernandez was named the NL co-player of the week for the first week of the season.

Around the Majors

Rays lefty Matt Moore is headed to the DL with an elbow issue. Sounds like it could be UCL related, which is bad news.

Jeff Sullivan writes about the toolsiest player of them all.

Carson Cistulli wrote about how the best pitching tools translate to the majors.

Is the infield shift ruining baseball?

Joey Votto appeared on Intentional Talk as a Canadian mountie and it was pretty funny, surprisingly.

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