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Mets Morning News: Mets fall to Phillies in extras, Harvey makes mechanical tweak

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

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Meet the Mets

Bartolo Colon started for the Mets, and he pitched six innings while allowing three runs. Asdrubal Cabrera drove in a run on a double after it was initially ruled a home run. Lucas Duda and Yoenis Cespedes provided further offense with home runs in the fifth inning. The Phillies tied it up in the seventh inning and ultimately forced extras. Hansel Robles then surrendered the winning run in the 11th.

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The Mets have struggled to get regular at-bats for Juan Lagares and Wilmer Flores. Both players have been relegated to part-time duty, and the Mets have only faced one left-handed starter thus far.

The Mets are built to hit plenty of home runs this season. Over the first six games of this road trip, the team has slugged 19 home runs.

Dan Warthen implied that Matt Harvey made a mechanical tweak with his back leg in his latest bullpen session. He starts Friday in Atlanta.

Beyond the Box Score analyzed the brilliant start to Noah Syndergaard's season. Syndergaard's pitching was also discussed in the Post, with Ron Darling comparing him to Nolan Ryan.

Around the NL East

Read a recap of last night's game from the Phillies' perspective at The Good Phight.

The Nationals defeated the Marlins 3-1. Joe Ross started for the Nats, but exited with a blister after two innings. Byrce Harper produced a two-run homer on the offensive side. For the Marlins, Wei-Yin Chen allowed three runs over seven innings. Read recaps of the game at Federal Baseball and Fish Stripes.

The Braves feel to the Dodgers in extra innings by a score of 5-3. Julio Teheran pitched well, but Atlanta was ultimately done in by the bullpen.

Around MLB

J.J. Hoover has been removed from the closer role by the Reds. The team will now use a closer-by-committee approach to finishing games.

Athletics' second baseman Eric Sogard underwent knee surgery. He is expected to be out of action for six to eight weeks.

Padres starter Tyson Ross will have an MRI on his shoulder. He has not pitched since his season debut on April 4.

Following an MRI on his shoulder, it was announced that Joe Kelly has no further damage on his already impinged shoulder. The right-hander had attempted to pitch through the pain.

Grant Brisbee believes Christian Yelich will experience great success under the tutelage of Barry Bonds. Small-sample-size applies, but Yelich is leading the league in on-base percentage so far.

Curt Schilling was fired from ESPN after sharing an offensive meme on his personal Facebook.

Yesterday at AA

Rich Resch took a look at Cespedes'  start to the season. While his power has been good, he has been striking out at a high rate.

Matt Varvaro examined how the shift has impacted Curtis Granderson and Lucas Duda. Both players have experienced meaningful decreases in success at the plate against the shift.

This Date in Mets History

Today is Jesse Orosco's 59th birthday. Happy birthday to the former Mets reliever!