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Mets Morning News: Mets sweep Brewers, begin series with first place Nationals

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

Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets finished the sweep of the Brewers on Sunday behind a brilliant pitching performance by Noah Syndergaard. Thor was dominant, and Michael Conforto and Asdrubal Cabrera provided enough offense to give the Mets the win before heading to D.C. The Mets begin a three game series with the Nationals tonight with Bartolo Colon on mound.

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With his performance on Sunday, Noah Syndergaard is becoming an elite pitcher in the game.

Despite the win against the Brewers, the Mets' offense continues to struggle. Asdrubal Cabrera, however, has been a solid, consistent presence in the lineup and Michael Conforto has battled out of a sophomore slump.

The bullpen had another strong series all weekend. The Post examines how they are quietly performing as one of the best in the league.

Not all the news was good after the game. Manger Terry Collins said he was "really concerned" about Lucas Duda's ailing back. If Duda lands on the DL, Ty Kelly is a potential candidate to get the call-up to replace him.

The Mets' true chance at redemption will come during this upcoming series with the Nationals, although Terry Collins downplayed the importance of the series.

The Post sat down with Jesse Orosco to talk about the 1986 World Series.

Around the NL East

The Braves could not complete the sweep against the Phillies as they were defeated 5-0. Atlanta is planning for the future, and Talking Chop discussed who the Braves should take in the upcoming draft. One choice is Jason Groome out of Barnegat, New Jersey.

The Marlins had no answer for Max Scherzer and the Nationals as they dropped the series finale 8-2. Giancarlo Stanton managed to get a hit but is still mired in an epic slump. Stanton has struck out 17 times in his past 21 at-bats.

Jerad Eickhoff was dominant against the Braves and Cameron Rupp provided the offense for the Phillies to salvage the series against the Braves.

Ben Revere broke out in a big way for the Nationals, igniting the offense against the Marlins, and Max Scherzer was impressive in an 8-2 win.

Around the Majors

Jackie Bradley Jr. continued his hot hitting for the Red Sox, extending his hitting streak to 27 games, and David Ortiz just missed hitting for the cycle as the Red Sox beat the Indians 5-2.

The Oakland A's placed the struggling Sonny Gray on the 15-day DL with a strained trapezius.

Tigers starter Jordan Zimmermann left Sunday's game with a strained right groin.

Blue Jays manager John Gibbons had a tough week. He was ejected from the game Sunday which marks the third time in eight games he was tossed from a game.

Major League Baseball is considering making changes to both the strike zone and the intentional walk in 2017.

Yesterday at AA

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

Karl Capen updated Wilmer Flores's injury and rehab assignment.

This Date in Mets History

The newly-acquired Mike Piazza made his debut with the Mets on this date in 1998. He went 1-for-4 with a RBI double in the fifth, and caught a shutout from Al Leiter. Met fans were excited to see their new star as 13,000 tickets were sold after the trade was announced the day before.