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Mets Morning News: Winning streak now at eight games, Syndergaard set to start series finale

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets won their eighth game in a row as they beat the Giants 6-5 yesterday afternoon. Jacob deGrom gave up three runs, though they were all unearned, in six innings. Michael Conforto went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a solo home run, and people are understandably excited about him.

Whether or not the Mets play today depends on the weather, but with schedules that clash over the course of the rest of the season, it won't be surprising if the Mets and Giants really, really try to get this game in.

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Jacob deGrom, who was throwing his hardest thus far this season in his start yesterday, is still getting comfortable on the mound after a series of minor injury setbacks and the birth of his son. He's just seeking normalcy.

When it comes to managing his back condition, David Wright is still learning things as he goes over the course of a full season. As much as he knows about his own condition and preparation already, that makes sense. He got the day off yesterday.

Spanish-language translators have been a key move for Major League Baseball, writes Maria Guardado, who writes about Yoenis Cespedes's experience with the language barrier as a prime example.

Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrerah as quietly been everything the Mets could have wanted.

Wilmer Flores hit a home run in the Mets' win, and Terry Collins is hoping that will get him going, as his rough start to the year has been tearing him up.

Catcher Rene Rivera, who the Mets signed a little while back as depth, made his first start in the win yesterday, which gives the Mets a chance to take a close look at him.

The Mets gave away Noah Syndergaard garden gnomes yesterday, and they were a popular item with fans and his teammates.

Around the National League East

It's not quite as long as the Mets' winning streak, but the Phillies won their fifth in a row. The Marlins also won their seventh in a row in a game that featured a destructive home run by Giancarlo Stanton.

The Nationals won yesterday, too. Federal Baseball takes a look at Max Scherzer's early-season struggles and concludes that he will be fine.

The last-place Braves were rained out, but they made a roster move.

Around Major League Baseball

The Times takes a look back at a robot umpire from the 1950s that was championed by Branch Rickey and not well-received by umpires.

Also in the Times: a profile of Padres manager Andy Green and a piece about actor Jeff Daniels visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art's baseball card exhibit.

If you were wondering what Ted Berg is up to these days, he recently got paid to eat Taco Bell with his colleagues and make a video out of it.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Here's a profile of Rene Rivera from Kevin Palermo.

Terry Collins explained why David Wright played in the entirety of the Mets' blowout win on Friday.

This date in Mets history

On this date in different years past, Dwight Gooden and Tom Seaver struck out a bunch of opposing hitters.