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Mets Morning News: Bart bests Brewers, Mets draft pitchers with first two picks

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Meet the Mets

The Mets' offense continued to re-emerge from its slumber, connecting for 13 hits—five for extra bases—in a 5-2 win over the Brewers. Bartolo Colon confounded Milwaukee, scattering eight hits over seven innings, striking out two, walking none, and surrendering one run.

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Neil Walker took a ground ball that left the bat of Hernan Perez at 107 MPH straight off the chest in the seventh inning. He stayed in but was removed for pinch hitter Matt Reynolds in the eighth. Walker said team doctors didn't see a need for x-rays, but he's day-to-day.

With Steven Matz establishing himself as one of the game's best lefties, the Mets went back to the well of Long Island pitchers on the first day of the MLB draft. With their first two picks, the team selected Justin Dunn, who hales from Freeport, at No. 19, and Anthony Kay, who attended Matz's alma mater Ward Melville, at No. 31. (More on the draft below.)

Fangraphs' David Laurila sees Jamie Moyer in Mets' soft-tossing prospect P.J. Conlon.

With the Mets in Milwaukee, where Jim Henderson first appeared in the majors as a 29-year-old rookie in 2012, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled the relief pitcher, who became a Brewers fan favorite.

BP Mets remembered defensive whiz (and little else) Rey Ordonez.

The Mets' duo of Howie Rose and Josh Lewin came in third in Fangraphs' ranking of baseball's best radio broadcasts.

Around the NL East

The Braves took a risk with their No. 3 overall draft selection.

Miguel Gonzalez beat Gio Gonzalez as the Nationals fell to the White Sox3-1.

Ichiro Suzuki had himself a game to lead the Marlins to a 10-3 victory over the Twins.

With the No. 1 overall pick, the Phillies selected a center fielder with a hell of a name: Mickey Moniak.

Around the Majors

Major League Baseball handed down suspensions for the recent Royals-Orioles brawl: nine games for Yordano Ventura, four for Manny Machado. analyzed every pick of the draft's first round. Watch draftees react to their life-changing moments.

Grant Brisbee dug deep into hypothetical alternate histories of MLB draft picks. It's awesome.

Fangraphs' Jeff Sullivan examined the monstrous bullpen the Astros assembled.

Yesterday at AA

Draft stuff! Chris McShane on pick Nos. 1931, and 64.

Amazin' Avenue Audio welcomed Mike Vorkunov of BP Mets and more to talk speed in baseball.

This Date in Mets History

In 2010, Jonathon Niese pitched the best game of his career, a one-hit shutout of the Padres in a 3-0 win. Niese retired the first 21 batters he faced.