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The Mets rallied to score all their runs in the fourth inning of a 7-6 win over Miami on Sunday afternoon. The narrow victory was New York's eighth in a row and fourth straight over the rival Marlins.
This win streak, as awesome as it is, could be more fun for Mets fans. After losing David Wright to a hamstring injury earlier last week, Travis d'Arnaud broke his hand when he was struck by a pitch on Sunday.
If that wasn't bad enough, relief pitcher Jerry Blevins fractured his throwing arm when he was hit by a line drive during the same game.
To fill in for the injured Mets, the club announced promotions for catcher Kevin Plawecki and right-handed relief pitcher Hansel Robles. Both players should make their big league debuts very soon.
Although he was experiencing some elbow soreness during spring training, top prospect Noah Syndergaard says he feels great now and is eagerly awaiting a call-up of his own.
Before Sunday's game, Terry Collins told reporters that Jeurys Familia will remain New York's closer even after Bobby Parnell and Vic Black return to the 25-man roster. Familia went on to pitch a scoreless ninth against Miami.
Speaking of Black, the right-hander appears to have suffered a setback during his recovery from a shoulder injury.
Better injury news: David Wright could return to action in two or three weeks.
The Post reminds us why Alex Torres wears a cap that is different from all other caps.
Around the National League East
A manager is on the hot seat and rumors are swirling about Wally Backman saving the team from certain doom. The only surprising thing is that the team isn't the Mets this time.
Around Major League Baseball
The series finale between Oakland and Kansas City featured more hit drama as well as five ejections. It's time to get ride of the unbalanced schedule, because these teams needs to play each other more often.
Lefty flamethrower Carlos Rodon will be called up to the South Side today.
Jon Lester has had issues throwing the ball to bases in the past, but throwing gloves? No problem.
Sports on Earth wrote a story advocating for a designated hitter in both leagues. Notice how there's no counterargument for the fact that Bartolo Colon is fun to watch at the plate.
This date in Mets history
In 1967, Tom Seaver recorded his first ever major league win. It's great to see that the link can once again follow a Matt Harvey victory.