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Mets Morning News: Winning streak ends at eight, Syndergaard to work on preventing stolen bases

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

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The Mets dropped the series finale against Madison Bumgarner and the Giants on Sunday, ending their winning streak at eight. Many of the Mets' lefty regulars got the day off against the tough southpaw, who improved his record to 4-0 at Citi Field. Noah Syndergaard was not at his best. He gave up four runs and took the loss, his first of the season. The Mets look to bounce back as the struggling Braves come to town tonight.

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Syndergaard got into trouble again on Sunday when he was unable to keep baserunners from stealing. Previously, the Reds were also aggressive against the young righty on the basepaths. Syndergaard is working on disrupting runners' timing as a solution to the problem.

Michael Conforto was the one left-handed batter who got to stay in the Mets' lineup to face Bumgarner on Sunday. Despite going 0-for-5 at the plate, he is not deterred from facing tough lefties in the future. Perhaps this attitude is part of the reason why the Post is comparing him to Bryce Harper.

Even though the lineup in general is struggling against lefties, Terry Collins is not going to deviate from his plan. lists seven takeaways from the Mets' first month of the season.

Curtis Granderson spoke about the importance of the Negro Leagues and what the history means to him.

Around the NL East

The Braves were forced to play a man short when a technicality did not let them recall Emilio Bonifacio. Despite being a man down, they were able to defeat the Cubs in extra innings. Mike Foltynewicz will get the start Monday night at Citi Field instead of Bud Norris.

The Marlins had their own winning streak ended when they lost to the Brewers 14-5.

Phillies' starter Vince Velasquez continued to impress as the Phillies went on to defeat the Indians, bringing their winning streak to six.

The Nationals stayed hot in St. Louis, finishing a sweep of the Cardinals despite Bryce Harper struggling.

Around the Majors

Clayton Kershaw took matters into his own hands to end the Dodgers' losing streak. He pitched nine shutout innings, struck out 14, and drove in the only run in a 1-0 victory against the Padres.

The White Sox defeated the Orioles Sunday, making Chicago starter Chris Sale the first six-game winner in the majors.

The Red Sox took sole possession of first place in the AL East after sweeping the Yankees.

The Cubs created a "theme trip" as they headed to Pittsburgh.

The clock might be ticking on former-Met Mike Pelfrey if he continues to struggle in Detroit.

Yesterday at AA

Alex Lamport took a look at Sunday's lineup and discussed what it revealed about Terry Collins's thinking on platoons.

Steve Sypa updated all the action in the minor leagues with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Eric Goodman wrote a piece on how Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera look like terrific acquisitions.

This Date in Mets History

In 1964, starter Al Jackson led the Mets to victory against the Reds. This was only the third Mets win of the year and Jackson had two of them.