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The Mets flew into Miami and got right back on track following two tough losses to the White Sox, beating the Marlins 6-2 at Marlins Park. Noah Syndergaard had an off-night—if by an off-night you mean that he wasn't utterly dominant and was just mostly dominant. He pitched seven strong innings giving up two runs, and striking out nine.
The Mets' offense came back to life a little with three home runs. Even new first baseman James Loney got in on the action with a two-run shot in the seventh that marked his 100th career home run. The Mets and Marlins continue their series today with Bartolo Colon taking the mound for the Mets.
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The big news today was the shelving of David Wright for six-to-eight weeks with a herniated disk in his neck. Wright was sent to the DL and will be traveling to California on Monday to consult with the same spinal surgeon who treated his spinal stenosis last year.
The Mets dropped Michael Conforto to the fifth spot in the lineup after he hit only .169 in the month of May.
The Mets are now aiming for Zack Wheeler to make his return after the All-Star break.
Around the NL East
The Marlins bizarrely broke the very sad news of Muhammad Ali's death.
The Braves fell to the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Gio Gonzalez was once again ineffective for the Nationals, who lost to the Reds.
The Phillies snapped their losing streak and beat the Brewers.
Around the Majors
Melvin Upton Jr. pulled off a straight steal of home with an epic slide in the Padres game last night.
The Giants have lost Hunter Pence for at least two months to a torn hamstring.
Tom Brady was long ago drafter by the Montreal Expos. Today he imagined what his rookie card might have looked like.
Mark Teixeira was sent for an MRI after leaving the Yankees' game with soreness in his right knee.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
There was a lot going on at AA yesterday!
There was a new episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio, which includes Chris McShane's chat with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
Steve Sypa had draft previews on Matt Manning and Jordan Sheffield. He also brought you the Mets Prospect Report Card for May.
Timothy Finnegan analyzed the Mets' Statcast numbers through May.
Jason Mast covered the David Wright injury saga here, and here.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
Noel Purcell covered the news that Steven Matz was named NL Rookie of the Month for May.
Daniel Convery had the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
And I covered the Zack Wheeler and Travis d'Arnaud rehab updates.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets had historic wins over the Dodgers in both 1969 and 1976.