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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard leaves early with torn fingernail, Mets fall to Marlins

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Noah Syndergaard once again exited a game early due to finger issues. This time it was a torn fingernail that did him in. With their bullpen exhausted from Thursday’s sixteen-inning marathon, the Amazins fell to the Marlins 3-2 on a walk-off hit.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Newsday, Daily News, New York Times, Post,,, Bergen County Record.

Michael Conforto may have had the play of the night with a blistering throw to home that caught Miguel Rojas at the plate.

Yoenis Cespedes was given the night off to recover from the flu.

The Mets called up Sean Gilmartin and optioned T.J. Rivera to Las Vegas.

Here’s an explanation behind why base stealers target Noah Syndergaard.

Mets minor league pitcher Witt Haggard underwent Tommy John surgery and will miss the 2017 minor league season.

Around the NL East

The Braves officially inaugurated their new stadium with a win over the Padres.

Daniel Murphy’s walk-off hit on Daniel Murphy bobblehead night made it a perfect evening in Washington D.C. as the Nationals beat the Phillies.

Around MLB

Miguel Cabrera and Terry Francona got in a shouting match during the Tigers’ 7-6 win over the Indians.

Umpire Dale Scott was concussed after taking a fastball to the face mask during the Blue Jays/Orioles game. He had to be replaced by umpire Brian Knight.

The White Sox started an all-Garcia outfield last night.

The Blue Jays have placed Josh Donaldson on the 10-day DL.

The New York Times featured an ode to ugly baseball uniforms by Todd Radom.

In a bizarre twist, it turns out that Rod Carew’s heart donor was ex-NFL player Konrad Reuland, who suffered an aneurysm in 2016 and died at the age of 29. Reuland had met Carew as a child and his mother remembered him returning home excited after meeting the baseball great.

Ken Rosenthal on the African-American talent drought in MLB.

Yesterday at AA

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Brett Hartley had video highlights from the 16-inning marathon win.

This Date in Mets History

The first Jackie Robinson day was held at Shea on April 15, 1997.