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Mets Morning News: Three straight wins against the Cubs, reinforcements on the way

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets now have a three-game winning streak against the best team in baseball (seven if you want to include last year’s NLCS). They got to Cubs ace Jake Arrieta early and held on for a 4-3 win. They’ll try to make it a clean sweep Sunday afternoon.

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Curtis Granderson’s return to the lineup could come as soon as Sunday.

Juan Lagares is back on the roster too, and he says he should be ready to go full throttle.

The Mets’ offense is starting to wake up again, due in large part to Travis d’Arnaud.

The Mets’ shortstop of the future continues to drop jaws in the minors.

Ebenezer Samuel from the Daily News says David Wright and the Mets need to let go.

Around the NL East

The Braves had a fun Saturday afternoon and made Marlins ace Jose Fernandez look mortal. The game wasn’t nearly as fun from Miami’s perspective.

The Phillies lost to the Royals, and one of their young pitching stars is struggling to get his groove back.

The Nationals’ six-game winning streak got snapped by the Reds last night thanks to a five-run 10th inning.

Around the Majors

Despite a wonderful Rajai Davis performance, Cleveland’s red-hot 14-game winning streak came to an end Saturday.

Even bad teams have moments to cherish in a long baseball season. Need proof? Check out what the Angels did.

MLB is getting ready for a historic game Sunday night to honor America.

Korean star Byung Ho Park’s move to the majors (and now minors) hasn’t gone according to plan.

If that’s not enough Twins action for you, feast your eyes on this.

A talented Cuban prospect not named Yuileski Gourriel has signed with the Athletics.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Juan Lagares is returning to the big leagues, and Jason Mast reported on the transactions that put him back on the roster.

Ketul Shah closely examined Jim Henderson’s biceps tendinitis.

Take a deep dive and see how Citi Field has made itself a foodie’s dream ballpark.

This Date in Mets History

It was a remarkable display of hitting for the Mets exactly 20 years ago. Not only did they score ten runs in a win against the Phillies, but they were just a double away from having two players hit for the cycle. Alex Ochoa did on a 5-for-5 afternoon, while Butch Huskey came up just short.