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Mets Morning News: Bartolo's home run helps power Mets to win in San Diego

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

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Meet the Mets

History was made Saturday night in Petco Park, as Bartolo Colon helped power the Mets to victory in a major way. Sure, he pitched six-and-two-thirds solid innings, but Colon's two-run home run in the second inning stole the show. He's the oldest player to ever hit his first career home run, and it proved to be the eventual game-winner in a 6-3 Mets win against the Padres. Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright, and Michael Conforto also all chipped in with home runs of their own

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CBS Sports compiled some of the best Twitter reactions immediately following Bartolo's big fly.

Meet the man who was lucky enough to catch Colon's home run.

On this Mother's Day, Michael Conforto and his mom are sharing their special athletic bond.

Despite a subpar batting average, David Wright is still getting on base and contributing for the Mets.

The Mets wrap up their series in San Diego today, but Kevin Kiernan thinks Noah Syndergaard has already earned a trip back there in July for the All-Star Game.

Around the NL East

Atlanta lost again last night, and in doing so helped former Brave Shelby Miller get his first win of 2016.

A rare home plate collision stole the show in Miami, but the Phillies also came away with a 4-3 win against the Marlins.

The Nationals lost their third straight game in Chicago, but their manager Dusty Baker is chalking some of it up to bad luck.

Around Major League Baseball

Chris Sale is the first to seven wins this season as the White Sox stay red hot.

Billy Hamilton did fun Billy Hamilton things, scoring from first base on a single.

Red Sox ace David Price continues to struggle living up to his big contract.

Yu Darvish's return can't come soon enough for the Rangers, now that the future of one of their starters looks murky.

Players from all across the majors are in the Mother's Day spirit.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Travis d'Arnaud had an injury setback, and it doesn't appear as though he will be back in the immediate future.

In better injury news for the Mets, Zack Wheeler still appears on schedule for an early July return.

A Queens native and lifelong Mets fan had a horse in the race at Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

This Date in Mets History

On this day 65 years ago, the Mets officially became the Mets! And if you read through those other options, it looks like they made the right choice. It's also John Maine's birthday.