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Mets Morning News: Offense powers its way past the Phillies

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

Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Many fans are probably asking where this offense has been all summer. After putting up 9 runs Friday night, the Mets scored 12 tonight in a laugher against the Phillies, and gained some ground in the Wild Card race along the way.

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It was expected, but Robert Gsellman is officially getting the start today. And after his solid long relief outing on Tuesday, he seems to be the best option.

Asdrubal Cabrerea belted another home run Saturday, part of a true hot streak at the plate and in the field. He talked about an excellent, heads-up play he made in Friday night’s game.

The man missing from the hit party? Jay Bruce. Terry Collins gave him a “mental day off” after Friday’s golden sombrero.

Lost in the offensive explosion was another dominant start from Noah Syndergaard, who appears to be rallying back at just the right time.

Syndergaard has officially made it, by the way. When you have a race horse named after you, that’s how you know.

Around the NL East

The Nationals lost at home to the Rockies, and Bryce Harper got grumpy.

The Marlins were stymied by a left-handed pitcher pitcher from the NL West named Clayton, just probably not the one you would think.

The Braves got a win in San Francisco behind a great start from Mike Foltynewicz.

Around the Majors

The Dodgers have been playing well, and their ace is inching closer to a return to the mound.

The Cubs are in Los Angeles to play those very same Dodgers, and a few of them made sure to stop and pay Vin Scully a visit.

Arbitrary number? Sure. But being the fastest ever to hit eleven home runs is pretty remarkable for young Yankee catcher Gary Sanchez.

Want to rock some Olympic medals without going through any of the grueling training? Learn from David Ortiz.

Just a reminder of what we could be missing if we don’t make pitchers throw their intentional walks.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue.

The Mets announced who’s stepping in for Jacob deGrom’s skipped start on Monday.

An up close examination of Bartolo Colon’s double, courtesy Timothy Finnegan.

Justin Ruggiano has been surprisingly effective for the Mets, but he’s once again on the Disabled List.

This Date in Mets History

Today marks 27 years since a history-making game between the Mets and the Dodgers. Frank Viola and Orel Hershiser faced off as the starting pitchers, and was first time the two defending Cy Young winners ever pitched against each other. Viola tossed a brilliant three-hit shutout en route to the win.