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Mets Morning News: Mets move into first place in NL East, Harvey returns to form

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets gained sole possession of first place in the NL East on Sunday when they defeated the Padres 4-3. Matt Harvey looked dominant in six innings, as he struck out ten Padres. Eric Campbell, Asdrubal Cabrera, and Yoenis Cespedes provided the offense while Antonio Bastardo got the biggest outs of the night when he shut down a bases-loaded, no-out threat in the eighth. The Mets now travel to Los Angeles for a four-game series with the Dodgers.

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Matt Ehalt took an in-depth look at Antonio Bastardo's game-saving outing on Sunday.

Matt Harvey said Sunday was a successful day for him and for the Mets. Harvey returning to form capped an impressive weekend.

The love fest for Bartolo Colon and his epic home run continues. The Hall of Fame requested items from Saturday's game and Topps Baseball Cards immortalized the home run with its own baseball card.

David Wright had no problem sitting Sunday despite having a good game the night before. The third baseman has learned not too push himself too hard with his back condition.

With the Mets playing the Dodgers for the first time since the NLDS, both Ruben Tejada and the Dodgers suggest all ugliness between the teams is in the past.

Around the NL East

The Braves lost their tenth straight at home when they lost to the Diamondbacks in extra innings.

The Marlins fell to fourth place in the division after they lost to Phillies.

The Phillies won yet another one-run game.

The Nationals got swept by the Cubs when Javier Baez hit a walk-off home run in the 13th inning. Ryan Zmmerman set a new record when he left a total of 14 runners on base.

Around the Majors

It was reported that former-Met Jose Reyes will receive at least a 60 game suspension under MLB's domestic violence policy.

The Cubs refused to let Bryce Harper beat them. They walked him six times on Sunday and 13 times over the course of the series which lead to some comments by Nationals' starter Tanner Roark after the game.

The Dodgers are considering calling up top prospect Julio Urias to pitch out of the bullpen.

David Ortiz passed Carl Yastrzemski for second in home runs in the Red Sox record books when he hit two home runs against the Yankees on Sunday.

Mothers everywhere were honored around the league for Mother's Day.

Yesterday at AA

Alex Lamport presented Bartolo Colon's home run as Exhibit A against the designated hitter.

Chris McShane covered the home run from every angle including all of the broadcast calls.

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

This Date in Mets History

In 1984, an umpire ejected two cameramen from the game after they were caught showing then-third base coach Bobby Valentine a replay of a controversial call.

In 1986, the Mets won their sixth game in a row behind a strong performance by Bob Ojeda.