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Mets Morning News: Mets finish sweep of Phillies

Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets completed a three-game sweep of the Phillies last night as they won 6-1. Jon Niese gave up one run over six-and-one-third innings, while Travis d'Arnaud and Lucas Duda each hit a home run.

Before the game, the Mets placed David Wright on the 15-day disabled list with an injured hamstring. Eric Campbell was called up from Triple-A to take his place.

The Mets feel like they dodged a bullet in terms of the severity of Wright's hamstring injury, writes David Lennon. He is expected to be out two to three weeks, and the Mets seem prepared to weather it.

Lucas Duda is off to a hot start, writes John DeMarzo. He has even experienced success against lefties thus far. Hitting coach Kevin Long praised him, expressing that he seems more "comfortable."

Around the NL East

The Marlins and Braves finished a series last night with a Marlins win. Eric Stults had a rough start for the Braves, giving up four runs over five innings. Adeiny Hechavarria was three-for-three with a home run for the Marlins. You can read recaps of the game at Talking Chop and Fish Stripes.

The Nationals avoided being swept by beating the Red Sox 10-5. Gio Gonzalez pitched six innings and gave up five runs, four of which were earned. Bryce Harper had two hits, including an RBI double.

Around MLB

Will Leitch wrote about Yasiel Puig's decision to no longer flip his bat after hitting home runs. Leitch notes that much of the anger towards Puig comes from players rather than fans, and wonders what the reasons for this could be.

The Diamondbacks called up Yasmany Tomas from Triple-A, though it is unclear how they plan to get him regular at-bats. Tomas was off to a poor start between spring training and Triple-A.

Former Mets farmhand Allan Dykstra fouled a bunt off his face during batting practice. Dykstra finally broke into the majors with the Tampa Rays this season.

Justin Verlander cut his simulated game short yesterday. While he was supposed to complete four innings, he only made it through three due to fatigue. He has been dealing with a triceps injury since spring training.

To honor Jackie Robinson, MLB ran an odd social media promotion to remember him. MLB's Twitter account encouraged people to retweet a picture of Jackie Robinson, and every retweet was a "thank you" to him.

Yesterday at AA

Amazin' Avenue Audio Episode 113: Live at Foley's was released. The hosts preview the Mets minor league affiliates, and Ted Berg stops by to talk about various topics.

Justin Birnbaum previewed the newly recalled Eric Campbell.

This Date in Mets History

Shea Stadium was christened on this day in 1964. The ceremony used two bottles containing water from the Gowanus and Harlem Rivers, the rivers that passed by Ebbets Field and the Polo Grounds respectively.