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Mets Morning News: Mets finally win, but Cespedes officially hits the DL

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets finally snapped their six-game losing streak against no less than the vaunted Nationals. Victory was bittersweet though, as the Mets were forced to place Yoenis Cespedes on the 10-day DL with a hamstring injury before the game. There were positive signs for the Mets, as they won behind seven runs, finally showing some offensive life.

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

Many writers thought Terry Collins deserved praise for his gutsy-call to use Josh Edgin as his closer.

Noah Syndergaard is on track to start this Sunday, despite his tired arm.

Doc Gooden finally received a key to the city over thirty years after missing his original chance to get one when he famously missed the Mets’ ticker-tape parade after a bender.

Grant Brisbee wonders who to blame for the Mets’ sorry state.

The new documentary Loyal ‘Til The Last Out, which followed the 7 Line Army for a season, will air this weekend on the MLB Network.

FanGraphs took a look at the Mets’ terrible week.

Around the NL East

The Braves came back to win against the Brewers.

The Nationals lost Adam Eaton to a leg injury during their game against the Mets after he tripped over first base.

The Phillies, in a reflection of the Mets, lost to the Dogers, snapping a six-game winning streak.

The Marlins lost ugly to the Pirates.

Meanwhile, it’s still uncertain who the new owner of the Marlins will be.

Around MLB

The Dodgers will induct Vin Scully into their Ring of Honor before their game on May 3rd.

The Rays acquired reliever Drew Smith from the Tigers.

Yu Darvish has adopted his sixth dog.

Pedro Martinez said that he would have drilled Manny Machado.

Felix Hernandez is likely to miss a month for the Mariners, while Madison Bumgarner is likely to miss three for the Giants.

The LA Times’ Nathan Fenno has an excellent profile on former Rays prospect Brandon Martin who is currently sitting in prison, awaiting trial on a triple murder charge.

Yesterday at AA

Joe Sokolowski brought you another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Nationals series.

This Date in Mets History

John Franco collected both his first and three-hundredth saves on this date.