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The Mets won their fourth consecutive game on Monday, by pulling out a 5-3 win over the Reds. Even though Noah Syndergaard didn't have his best stuff, he managed to strike out nine, and gave up only two runs. Antonio Bastardo was not so fortunate, after his erratic control led to a walk, and he gave up the game-tying hit to Joey Votto. The Mets wouldn't be denied, however. The team hit three home runs, and Neil Walker capped off the win with a two-run, game-winning blast.
Despite the win, there was some room for concern, as Travis d'Arnaud left the game with discomfort in his shoulder. d'Arnaud said that the shoulder hadn't bothered him previously, and he felt that he should speak up.
Yoenis Cespedes was out of the Mets' lineup again on Monday. He had his leg drained, and is still day-to-day. Joel Sherman suggested that cases like Yoenis Cespedes' are proof that the 15-day disabled list needs to be reconsidered.
David Wright talked a bit about what it's like facing Noah Syndergaard. He said that his stuff is "ridiculous."
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Albert Pujols passed Reggie Jackson on the all-time home runs list with his five hundred and sixty-fourth career home run. Pujols is now twelfth in the record books.
Tigers outfielder Tyler Collins wasn't happy with some fans who booed him after he dropped a fly ball. He was so incensed, in fact, that he flipped the whole crowd the bird, and had to apologize later.
The original rules of "Base Ball" were up for sale at auction, and were bought for a sum of $3.26 million. That makes the set of documents one of the most expensive sports items ever sold.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro posted his Mind Boggler for the week, and it's on thirty-home-run seasons.
Nathan Gismot reviewed Jeff Passan's The Arm, and highly recommends it.
This Date in Mets History
April 26 was a day of home runs for the Mets. Mike Piazza hit his four-hundredth, and Keith Hernandez broke the 1000 RBI mark with his home runs in a game against the Braves.
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