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Mets Morning News: Conforto's blast fries the Fish, puts the Mets in sole control

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets jumped out to an early lead on the Marlins last night, thanks to Michael Conforto's first career home run, and would never look back. Bartolo Colon gave up only one run in eight fantastic innings of work, en route to the Mets' 12-1 victory.

Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue,, ESPN New York, Times, Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, Newsday

Kevin Kernan says that it's going to take the Mets' odd couple to get to October.

Bryce Harper was a bit agitated when he was asked about the Mets.

Some Mets fans were angry at Bryce Harper last week  for something he never said.

The Mets have the easiest schedule from this point out.

Matthew Kory at JABO says that Yoenis Cespedes is the cure to the Mets' outfield woes.

The Times agrees with the many Amazin' Avenue commenters who were extremely critical of ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast.

Around the NL East

The Nationals dropped their game to the Diamondbacks 6-4, which put the Mets in outright control of first place. The Nationals were down 6-0 going into the ninth, and made it interesting, but got no farther than that.

The Braves did the Mets a favor, as well, by dismissing the Giants after a big rally. Down 7-0, the Braves stormed back to win it in the twelfth.

Jim Meyerriecks is wondering if the Nats can put this disastrous few days behind them.

Around the Majors

Former Met Mike Hessman broke the minor league home run record last night, when he slugged his 433rd minor league longball.

David Price had a fantastic debut for the Blue Jays.

Rob Neyer took stock on Statcast, and what its future holds.

Craig Edwards took a look at the Cardinals new TV deal, and what it means for streaming services.

Yesterday at AA

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

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Marlins.

Matt Varvaro wants you to name all of the 40-year-olds in Mets history.

This Date in Mets History

On August 4, 1982, Joel Youngblood was involved in one of the strangest trades in Mets' history.

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