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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.
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.
Around the NL East
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.
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
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.