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Noah Syndergaard was as good as advertised against the Marlins. He was unrelenting for seven innings and collected nine strikeouts along the way to a win. The offense came alive, and both Jay Bruce and Michael Conforto blasted long home runs to give the Mets a cushion and avoid a sweep by Miami.
Syndergaard and batterymate Rene Rivera did a good job of controlling the running game Sunday, which had been something Syndergaard had struggled with in the past.
Michael Conforto made the most out of his start when he blasted a home run to extend the Mets’ lead.
Both Conforto and Jay Bruce are hitting, which could lead to some tough decisions when Juan Lagares returns from his injury.
Fernando Salas was used once again Sunday, and Terry Collins is aware of the bullpen’s heavy workload so far this season.
Jose Reyes continues to struggle in the leadoff position, but he believes he can turn it around.
Jacob deGrom’s strikeouts this year will help raise money for military service members.
Around the NL East
The Braves lost in extra innings to the Pirates on a walk-off home run. After the game they signed reliever Jason Motte to a minor league contract. Former Braves outfielder Otis Nixon is reportedly missing.
After having a terrible, horrible, no-good birthday, Jeremy Guthrie was designated for assignment by the Nationals. The Nationals’ bullpen struggled in their loss to the Phillies, and to possibly help in that area they re-signed Joe Nathan to a minor league deal.
Around the Majors
Yadier Molina’s sticky chest protector has some questioning baseball’s rules banning foreign substances.
Week one of the 2017 baseball season is officially in the books, so what have we learned in those seven days?
Yesterday at AA
Steve Sypa checked in with the Daily Prospect Report.
Michael Martone took a closer look at Noah Syndergaard’s devastating repertoire of pitches.
This Date in Mets History
In 1969, Tommie Agee hit what would be the longest home run in Shea Stadium history. A plaque commemorating where the ball landed remained with the stadium until it was sold after the 2008 season when Shea was set to be demolished.