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Mets Morning News: Thor dominates as Mets sweep Phillies, six-man rotation coming soon

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

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Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard led the Mets to victory with seven-and-a-third scoreless innings, and three hits of his own, including his first career home run. Lucas Duda also contributed two home runs as the Mets finished a sweep of the Phillies. The Mets are off Thursday, but welcome the Marlins to Queens for a three game series beginning Friday.

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The Mets are instituting a six-man rotation, and it could stick around for a while. Pitching coach Dan Warthen stated it could last into August, as the Mets attempt to limit their pitchers to around 30 starts in order to conserve innings.

Catcher Travis d'Arnaud began a rehab stint with the St. Lucie Mets last night. He finished the night with no hits over three at bats.

Before being forced to place Kirk Nieuwenhuis on waivers after designating him for assignment, the Mets were able to work out a trade. The left-handed outfielder was sent to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for cash considerations.

Pitchng prospect Robert Gsellman was promoted from St. Lucie to Binghamton. He has posted a 1.75 ERA over eight starts at the High-A level. In conjunction, John Gant was demoted to St. Lucie.

Pitching prospect Marcos Molina was evaluated for Tommy John Surgery. He was Amazin' Avenue's number nine Mets prospect coming into the season.

Despite having been injured for an extended period of time, David Wright is leading the Mets in All Star Game votes. He is the only Mets player in the top five for his position.

Around the NL East

The Marlins were swept by the Pirates after a 5-2 loss. Ultimately, it was the bullpen that faltered and allowed the Pirates to take the lead late in the game.

The Nationals defeated the Cubs 3-0. Max Scherzer dominated over seven innings, while Bryce Harper hit another home run.

The Braves defeated the Dodgers 3-2. Alex Wood turned in a good start for Atlanta, while the offense was able to push across two runs in the eighth to take the lead and ultimately the win.

Around MLB

Justin Verlander is working back toward the Tigers' rotation. He is slated to throw 80-85 pitches in a rehab start this Sunday, and he could rejoin the major league club next week.

Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams will be out three to four months, and possibly the year. He tore his right quadriceps muscle during Tuesday's game.

Cleveland Indians players have shaved their heads in support of the daughter of their teammate Mike Aviles. She was diagnosed with leukemia earlier this month.

Rays manager Kevin Cash took issue with the replay process from Tuesday's game. After the game, he referred to the umpiring as "terrible" and "embarassing."

Yesterday at AA

Ketul Shah explained spinal stenosis and how it could impact David Wright's career.

This Date in Mets History

Orlando "El Duque" Hernandez joined the Mets rotation on this date in 2006. He got the win, as the Mets beat the Marlins 7-3.