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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Braves, option Montero to activate deGrom

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

Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets rolled into Atlanta last night and soundly defeated the Braves thanks to a grand slam off the bat of Curtis Granderson. The game included a rain delay in the eighth inning, which was when the Mets pulled Yoenis Cespedes from the game because he had aggravated his bruised leg, which he suffered last week while jumping into the Citi Field stands to try and catch a fly ball.

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The Mets also announced today that they were optioning Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for Jacob deGrom on the active roster. deGrom will start Sunday's series finale against the Braves in his return from the emergency family leave list.

The Mets take on the Braves again tonight with Steven Matz on the mound.

Around the NL East

The Braves were busy losing to the Mets today.  They're also pissed about the condition of Turner Field, according to reports.

The Phillies were busy picking up a victory over in Milwaukee.

The hapless Twins proved no match for the Nationals, who picked up another win in DC.

The Marlins rolled into San Francisco to face hitting coach Barry Bonds' former team, and did not hit very well.

Around the Majors

The Blue Jays lost first baseman Chris Colabello for 80 games after he tested positive for PEDs.

The White Sox executed an absolutely bonkers triple play in their game against the Rangers.

Pete Rose has been given a waiver by MLB to throw out the first pitch at a Triple-A game.

Derek Jeter has been keeping busy on the golf course in retirement, and he hit a hole-in-one.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane offered looked at Jim Henderson's recent pitching performances.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.

Joe Sokolowski brought you This Week in Mets Quotes.

This Date in Mets History

Back on this date in 1962, the Mets picked up their first-ever victory after starting the season 0-9.