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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard dominates, and the bats explode in Philly opener

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets had an all-around good night in Philadelphia, as they defeated the Phillies 5-2. Noah Syndergaard had another dominant outing, going seven innings and striking out eight. The Mets' bats also came to play, with David Wright hitting two opposite-field home runs, and Lucas Duda and Neil Walker going back-to-back.

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Jacob deGrom's baby son is doing better. The deGroms were able to bring Jaxon home from the hospital, and if all goes well, Jacob could pitch against the Braves next weekend.

Mike Lupica talked about the promise of Michael Conforto. Lupica believes Conforto will end up being the best position the Mets have developed since David Wright. Terry Collins noted that Conforto has earned his way into his position in the lineup.

Matt Snyder wrote that Noah Syndergaard may not be the best pitcher in baseball, but he has the best raw stuff.

The fans who bought Mike Piazza's post-9/11 home run jersey are sending it to Cooperstown. It will also make stops at Citi Field and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

The Newburgh Brewing Company is doing something unique with their beer packaging, and it relates to the Mets.

Around the NL East

The unstoppable Nationals can be stopped, apparently. The Marlins grabbed a 6-1 win over Washington, behind a good pitching performance from Jose Fernandez, and a home run from Giancarlo Stanton.

Dave Cameron wrote that Bryce Harper is quickly approaching Mike Trout's level of production.

On its first day on the market, the Braves' stock tumbled, falling 45% from its opening value.

Around the Majors

Trevor Story continued his incredible start to the season, as he hit a go-ahead home run that led to a 5-1 Rockies victory.

What really are the differences between playing left field and right field? Some players got to share their opinion on the topic.

Ned Yost told reporters that the reason the Royals seemed to beat their projections is because the things they do well are "not stat-able."

Yankees president Randy Levine gave a very strange and interesting interview, where he seemed to either outright forget about, or lied about, the Yankees using subsidized money to build their stadium.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Phillies.

Timothy Finegan noticed that Matt Harvey just hasn't been right lately.

Matt Varvaro posted his Mind Boggler for the week, and it's on the topic of thirteen-strikeout games.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Frank Viola! The former Mets pitcher, and current Las Vegas 51s coach turns 56 today.

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