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Mets Morning News: Thor proves mortal as Mets fall to Tigers

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

MLB: New York Mets at Detroit Tigers Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Noah Syndergaard may be nicknamed for a Norse god, but he proved very mortal yesterday as the Mets were beaten by the Tigers. Syndergaard gave up four runs on seven hits in six innings of work.

The Mets managed to keep it close thanks to Kelly Johnson and James Loney, but fell short and lost 4-3.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Post, ESPN, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record, Newsday, New York Times, Faith and Fear in Flushing.

Bartolo Colon isn’t ready to retire.

Imagine how much better the Mets’ pitching would be if they’d kept Michael Fulmer.

The Mets have told Yoenis Cespedes to cool it with his golfing habit while he’s on the disabled list.

The Mets will face Zack Greinke on Tuesday as he returns from the DL.

Around the NL East

The Braves are having journeyman Roberto Hernandez start their game today because their pitching is so depleted.

The Nationals defeated the Giants to widen their division lead on the Mets.

The Phillies defeated the Padres.

The Marlins made a comeback in the ninth inning and beat the Rockies.

Around MLB

Mark Teixeira will retire following this season.

Oakland A’s coach Mike Henriques has been suspended following the discovery that he’d planted a secret camera in the A’s weight room to spy on players.

MLB is apparently reviewing whether the Padres were knowingly concealing medical information during their recent trades.

CSN Chicago created a stop motion reenactment of the Robin Ventura and Nolan Ryan fight using action figures.

Nate Schierholtz, currently a free agent, was suspended for 80 games by MLB for using growth hormones. This likely ends Schierholtz’s career, as he hasn’t been on an MLB roster since 2014.

Yesterday at AA

Joe Sokolowski brought you “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Tigers series.

Daniel Convery checked in on the farm system in the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1975, the Mets fired Yogi Berra.