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The Mets' bats stayed hot for a second consecutive game as New York beat the Pirates 6-4 behind 7.2 strong innings (and a no-doubt double) from Bartolo Colon and home runs from Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson, and Neil Walker. Granderson's shot came in the bottom of the first, setting a franchise record with 17 leadoff dingers with the Mets.
Earlier in the day, the Mets learned they'd lost David Wright to neck surgery that will probably keep him out for the remainder of the season. Here's how the loss will affect the team moving forward. They also placed Juan Lagares on the disabled list with a partially torn ligament in his left thumb.
On Thursday night it appeared the team lost yet another infielder when Wilmer Flores was hit on the hand by a Juan Nicasio pitch. Thankfully he reportedly avoided serious injury and is dealing with a bruise.
Jarrett Seidler of BP Mets wrote about the interesting season Jacob deGrom is having.
The Post profiled the Mets' 13th-round draft pick Dan Rizzie, "a defensive catcher with an outstanding arm," as one talent evaluator put it.
Speaking of Mets prospects, NJ.com offered a position-by-position breakdown of the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.
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Around the Majors
At 37, Carlos Beltran is carrying the Yankees' offense.
Yesterday at AA
Evan J. Davis wrote about deGrom's return to form.
Watch all of Noah Syndergaard's 11 strikeouts from Wednesday again.
The Brooklyn Cyclones' season begins today. Steve Sypa previewed the Single-A team.