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Mets Morning News: Mets stun Braves with dingers, stun fans with roster moves

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Recker to the minors? Morris to the majors? The Mets scoring runs? Things are getting a little crazy in Queens.

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Meet the Mets

Dillon Gee gave up eight runs and didn't make it out of the fourth inning, but the Mets smacked four home runs and overcame a five-run deficit to defeat the Braves 10-8!

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Juan Lagares won a championship belt by hitting a three-run home run that put the Mets ahead for good.

Dilson Herrera showed he can be more than just a placeholder when he hit his second home run of the season and made an outstanding defensive play.

Before the game, the Mets sent Danny Muno and Anthony Recker down to Triple-A Las Vegas to accommodate the returns of Gee and Ruben Tejada to the active roster.

Afterwards, the team surprised everyone by announcing the promotion of pitching prospect Akeel Morris to the majors. The right-hander, who has not pitched above High-A in his career, is expected to be active tonight versus Toronto. A corresponding roster move should be coming later today.

According to the Post, the Mets have also toyed with moving Noah Syndergaard into the bullpen and filling his rotation role with Steven Matz.

Although Gee is not technically part of New York's rotation, Terry Collins is open to giving him another spot start in the future. For now, though, the right-hander will return to the bullpen.

Marc Carig has a profile on Jeurys Familia, who, in addition to being a new father, built a house for his family in the Dominican Republic.

Around the National League East

Max Scherzer was masterful during his one-hit shutout in Milwaukee.

The Phillies dropped a 1-0 extra-inning decision for the second time in three days. At least last year's first-round draft pick Aaron Nola is getting closer to the big leagues.

Miami dropped the finale of its series with Colorado. Martin Prado went down with a shoulder injury but may avoid a disabled list stint.

Around Major League Baseball

The Blue Jays clubbed 10 runs in Boston to earn their 11th consecutive victory. Can the Mets possibly slow them down?

Although top Twins prospect Byron Buxton didn't record a hit in his first major league game, he did score the winning run that resulted in a 4-3 Minnesota victory.

That other hot prospect Francisco Lindor did manage a hit in his debut, but then he tripped while rounding first base.

Dodgers center fielder Joc Pederson made an incredible catch to keep his team alive during extra innings on Sunday. Los Angeles would prevail over San Diego, 4-2 in 12 innings.

This date in Mets history

Trades! The club dealt away Tom Seaver but also traded for Keith Hernandez. Maybe the Mets will trade for Troy Tulowitzki today.