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Mets Morning News: Shaky infield conditions await the Mets in Atlanta

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

David Wright and Asdrubal Cabrera.
David Wright and Asdrubal Cabrera.
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Meet the Mets

The Mets will face a terrifying infield during their upcoming series in Atlanta, and that doesn't mean the athletes manning first, second, third, and short. Some Braves are reportedly considering contacting the players' union regarding the poor conditions of Turner Field's infield.

Through fourteen games, the Mets aren't shifting a whole lot, ranking 28th in the majors in defensive shifts. This has a lot to do with their hard-throwing rotation.

Fangraphs' Jeff Sullivan knows what Mets fans want to hear. He argued that Noah Syndergaard is the best pitcher in baseball.

MLB commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters that the Mets are financially stable.

BP Mets examined the many difficult decisions Terry Collins has to make over the course of the season, from how long to leave the Mets' power arms in to playing time for the team's crowded outfield.

The Mets are suddenly bopping dingers left and right but continue to struggle with situational hitting. The team is batting .205 with runners in scoring position.

The Brooklyn Cyclones are bringing back Seinfeld Night, calling this installment "Make Kramerica Great Again." The Mets affiliate will give out Roger "the Second Spitter" McDowell bobbleheads.

Around the NL East

Atlanta lost to the Dodgers 2-1 on a Yasmani Grandal double in the tenth inning. Clayton Kershaw struck out ten in eight innings.

The Marlins beat the Nationals 5-1. Check out recaps from Fish Stripes and Federal Baseball.

The Good Phight took a look at the major league potential of some of the Phillies' pitchers in High-A.

Around the Majors

The Cubs' Jake Arrieta threw his second career no-hitter. One fan got in on the celebration before being escorted away by the police.

Dave Cameron of Fangraphs wrote that as good as Bryce Harper has been, he hasn't even been the best 23-year-old in his geographic area. Cameron argued that titled belongs to the Orioles' Manny Machado.

The Diamondbacks' and Giantsbenches emptied after Josh Osich hit Arizona outfielder David Peralta with a fastball for the second day in a row.

Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre was his usual silly self on Thursday.

BP Toronto covered the early-season struggles of Troy Tulowitzki. The Blue Jays shortstop is hitting .150/.268/.267 through 17 games.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane suggsted the Mets should launch an updated version of the beloved Mr. Met commercials fans fell in love with in 2005.

Matt Harvey addressed a mechanical flaw in his windup during a bullpen session.

Watch video highlights from the Mets' Wednesday-night loss in extra innings here.

Amazin' Avenue Audio discussed the team's recent offensive explosion and concerns about Harvey before responding to listener e-mails.

This Day in Mets History

In 1970, Tom Seaver received his 1969 CY Young Award plaque before striking out 19 Padres. He struck out 10 straight to end his day, and that number still stands as the most consecutive strikeouts in major league history.