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Mets Morning News: Bruce goes yard twice, two Mets leave with injuries

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

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Meet the Mets

Jay Bruce powered the Mets to a much-needed win over the Phillies. He blasted two home runs that accounted for all five Mets runs. He could have even had another RBI if Yoenis Cespedes had not gotten thrown out at the plate early in the game. Robert Gsellman was on the mound and pitched his best game of the year, and Addison Reed picked up the save in what could be his last game as the closer.

It was a bittersweet win since both Lucas Duda and Travis d’Arnaud had to leave the game with injuries, but for now the Mets got a win they sorely needed.

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Jay Bruce looks completely different from the player the Mets acquired last season.

Robert Gsellman did look like the player from last season and was much improved on the mound.

Home runs were once again the difference maker in the Mets’ victory.

Travis d’Arnaud and Lucas Duda were both injured in the same inning, but hopefully their injuries aren’t too serious.

The Mets’ bullpen has been running on fumes lately, but Jeurys Familia’s return should help ease their burden.

Jose Reyes got the start once again despite his struggles both at bat and in the field.

The Mets’ starting rotation was the center of attention heading into the season, so how are they doing three weeks into the season?

Noah Syndergaard will start the series finale against the Phillies with a new manicure.

Syndergaard is also preparing for battle with the mascots around the league, and Astros’ mascot Orbit has thrown the gauntlet down.

David Wright resumed throwing Wednesday after the flu held him back a day.

Around the NL East

Braves starter Julio Teheran struggled in the 14-4 loss to the Nationals.

The Marlins dropped their series to the Mariners with a 10-5 loss in Seattle. Ichiro Suzuki took what could be his final at-bat in Seattle, and hit a home run. Jeb Bush and Derek Jeter are interested in teaming up to acquire the Marlins.

The Good Phight believes Odubel Herrera is pressing his luck with umpires. Vince Velasquez improved in his start against the Mets but it wasn’t enough.

Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover will share the closing duties for the Nationals. Bryce Harper had quite a game against the Braves. Jayson Werth is day-to-day after he suffered a groin injury in Wednesday’s game.

Around the Majors

The Tigers lost on a walk-off error to the Tampa Bay Rays, but the loss was extra painful to shortstop Jose Iglesias.

The Blue Jays are trying to get back on track with a win over the Red Sox.

Yankees slugger Aaron Judge hit a mammoth home run in the Yankees’ 9-1 win over the White Sox.

The Cubs’ rotation has collectively lost velocity on their pitches, but is this a part of their strategy?

Starling Marte is the latest player to get suspended for PED use, which leads to the question: are suspensions working as a deterrent?

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane didn’t think it was time to hit the panic button on Robert Gsellman before last night’s start. I guess he was right!

Aaron Yorke covered Travis d’Arnaud’s wrist injury.

Jonathan Maseng wrote about Lucas Duda’s hyper-extended elbow.

This Date in Mets History

On April 20, 1967, Tom Seaver picked up his first major league victory against the Cubs.