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Mets Morning News: Noah Syndergaard pushes Mets to victory, Steven Matz experiencing elbow soreness

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets defeated the Dodgers 4-3 almost entirely due to Noah Syndergaard. The tall right-hander pitched eight innings, while striking out six and allowing two runs. He also drove in all four Mets runs via two home runs in the third and fifth innings. Michael Conforto and Yoenis Cespedes also added two hits apiece.

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Steven Matz will miss his next start while he is experiencing elbow soreness. The Mets do not believe the soreness is serious.

Syndergaard also had his elbow examined by doctors earlier this month. He referred to the visit as "just all precautionary."

Wilmer Flores is heading to the disabled list with a hamstring injury. The injury occurred during Monday's game, but he could not pinpoint exactly when it happened.

David Wright is dealing with shoulder soreness that could be the result of a change in his throwing style to avoid hurting his back. Wright has been mostly throwing side arm across the diamond. Mike Puma writes that Wright's defense is becoming detrimental to the team.

Syndergaard is the first pitcher to hit two home runs in a game in nine years. The last to do it was Micah Owings for the Diamondbacks.

Sean Gilmartin reportedly will be summoned from Triple-A Las Vegas to join the Mets this weekend.

It appears Rene Rivera will be Syndergaard's personal catcher moving forward. The move is an attempt to help Syndergaard control the running game.

Someone edited video of Bartolo Colon's home run into the movie The Natural.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper received a one-game suspension and an undisclosed fine for his actions following being ejected. He has filed an appeal.

Max Scherzer was brilliant in a start against the Tigers, striking out 20 over nine innings as the Nationals won 3-2. Daniel Murphy drove in two runs for Washington.

The Braves defeated the Phillies 5-1. Williams Perez went eight innings for the Braves, while Freddie Freeman went three-for-four. Ryan Howard hit a home run for the Phillies. Read recaps of the game at Talking Chop and The Good Phight.

The Marlins beat the Brewers by a score of 3-2. Wei-Yin Chen was very good over 6.1 innings, striking out 12. Justin Bour hit a home run for Miami.

Around MLB

After diving into the stands to catch a foul ball, Todd Frazier required five stitches on his lip.

Jake Arrieta has no intention of giving the Cubshometown discount on his first big contract, whether by extension or free agency. He was questioned about the matter in response to Stephen Strasburg's recent contract extension.

Major League Baseball is investigating the Red Sox 2015-2016 international signings, particularly those from Venezuela. The issue involves the Red Sox not having much money in their bonus pool, but still coming away with many of top prospects.

Jackie Bradley Jr. has a 17-game hitting streak for Boston. On the season, he is hitting .322/.367/.610.

The 2016 season has been light on Tommy John surgeries thus far. Across all professional levels, the total is the lowest through May 10 since 2002.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber recapped The Week in SNY. The highlights include Gary Cohen's call for Bartolo Colon's first career home run.

This Date in Mets History

In 2011, Carlos Beltran became the seventh Mets player to hit three home runs in a game. Today also would have been Yogi Berra's 91st birthday.