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Mets Morning News: Noah Syndergaard has been the fifth-best hitter on the Mets?

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets have the worst team batting average in the National League at just .210. One bright spot on the roster has been Noah Syndergaard, who is batting .250 with a .400 OBP, which makes him the team’s fifth-best hitter so far this season.

Tim Tebow has quietly had his best week ever at the plate.

The Mets’ starters have finally been easing a bit of the bullpen’s burden. That includes Zack Wheeler, who had his best start of the season on Sunday.

John Harper believes the Mets will turn things around, but that catching the Nationals may not be in the cards.

Mets minor league pitcher Jordan Huphreys struck out twelve in his start last night, and astromets has some highlights for you.

Around the NL East

The Rockies finally snapped the Nationals’ winning streak.

The Phillies placed Aaron Nola on the 10-day DL.

Will the Marlins trade Marcell Ozuna?

Around MLB

Red Sox pitcher Matt Barnes has been suspended for four games for throwing at Manny Machado’s head.

Eric Thames is still on fire.

Twins player Miguel Sano has been suspended for a game due to his role in a benches-clearing brawl.

Madison Bumgarner’s bike accident could impact future contract negotiations.

Former All-Star Steve Delabar has been suspended for 80 games following a positive test for a banned substance.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Daniel Convery had the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

David Wright became the Mets’ all-time RBI king on this date in 2012.