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Mets Morning News: Mets complete sweep of Rockies, start three-game series with Pirates tonight

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets finished off a sweep of the Rockies with a big 12-3 win. Noah Syndergaard started, and while he allowed two home runs in the first, he ultimately turned in a strong seven inning start. Curtis Granderson, Kelly Johnson, and Juan Lagares all contributed home runs.

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Syndergaard was forced to make an adjustment after the first inning of yesterday's game. He had gotten too fastball happy, and instead, began mixing in his offspeed pitches. John Harper added that Syndergaard has proven to be a quick study.

Terry Collins admitted there is concern regarding Lucas Duda's back, and that a stint on the disabled list is a possibility. He has missed the last three games.

Anthony DiComo observed that there is a noticeable change in the attitudes of Mets players. They have gone from a team that hopes to make the playoffs, to a team that expects to make the playoffs.

The Mets' odds to win the World Series have increased, according to Bovada. They are now in fifth, with 9/1 odds.

Around the NL East

The Nationals dropped their series opener against the Giants 3-1 and fell four-and-a-half games behind the Mets. Stephen Strasburg allowed two runs over six innings pitched.

The Phillies, Braves, and Marlins all were off yesterday.

Around MLB

The Giants have made an offer to the Phillies for Chase Utley. Utley has the right to block any trade, and reportedly wants playing time and financial assurances before consenting.

The Blue Jays are still the hottest team in baseball. They defeated the Athletics for their 11th straight victory.

The Yankees, who stayed a half game behind Toronto with a win over the Indians, called up one of their top prospects, first baseman Greg Bird.

Justin Turner has returned to the active roster for the Dodgers. He was out with an infection that was revealed to be a staph infection.

C.J. Wilson has elected to undergo season-ending surgery on his elbow. He will have bone chips that have bothered him all season removed. He is expected to be ready for 2016.

Yesterday at AA

Episode 133 of Amazin' Avenue Audio with Jeffrey Paternostro is out.

This Date in Mets History

In 2005, Pedro Martinez carried a no-hitter against the Dodgers into the eighth inning, only to surrender a triple to Antonio Perez.