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Mets Morning News: The Captain's return was a smashing success

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The New York Mets celebrated David Wright's return yesterday, as they broke the club record for home runs with eight. David Wright got the Mets on the board early, as he slammed a massive home run in his first at-bat. Jacob deGrom did not join in the fun, however, has he had the shortest outing of his career; giving up seven runs before being pulled in the third inning.

Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue long | short,, Times, Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, or Newsday.

There was good news on the injury front, as Lucas Duda got a favorable second opinion, and should only miss the minimum amount of time.

Tyler Kepner said that David Wright set the tone for the Mets yesterday.

Fred Kerber wrote that Wilmer Flores had to fall to the bottom, before he could climb to the top.

Andy Martino wrote that the king has returned, and he's ready to lead.

Mike Puma suggested that David Wright needs to be honest with himself, along with Terry Collins, going forward.

The Phillies' radio team was not too happy with the Mets fans who visited Citizens Bank Park last night.

Carlos Gomez spoke about the Mets and his time in Houston, saying Houston is the place he wants to be.

Around the NL East

Gregory Polanco's four hits sunk the Marlins, as they dropped a 5-2 affair to the Pirates last night.

The Braves, powered by a stellar start from Julio Teheran, beat the skidding Rockies 5-3.

Denard Span will rejoin the Nationals today, according to reports.

Around the Majors

The Yankees will be shutting C.C. Sabathia down for the near future, as his knee injury doesn't look good.

Bob Nightengale argued that team chemistry is still important to baseball people.

Dave Cameron gave his thoughts on the pitcher batting, and the National League Cy Young.

Kris Bryant continued his demolition of the National League, as he walked the Cubs off last night.

There is some good news for Mets fans, as Craig Edwards reports that the relationship between spending and winning remains low.

Owen Watson wrote that Josh Donaldson's MVP candidacy is no longer far-fetched.

The New York Times reports that baseball's new rules are taking effect, as the length of games has been shortened.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Colby Conetta wrote about David Wright's impact to the Mets' lineup. Colby also reminded us of the last time David Wright returned from injury.

Steve Schreiber reminded us - although he probably shouldn't have to - that David Wright is an unbelievable baseball player.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Phillies.

Milo Taibi wrote about Logan Verrett's impact on the bullpen.

Matt Varvaro challenged you to remember all of the Mets who stole thirty bases in a season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in Mets history, Johan Santana was first shut down, and Billy Wagner was traded to the Red Sox.

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