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Mets Morning News: Another big win in Washington

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Life is so much easier when you hit home runs. Two blasts from Michael Conforto and another from Jose Reyes helped propel the Mets over the Nationals 5-3. They’ll try to power their way to a sweep on Sunday, with Noah Syndergaard expected to start opposite Joe Ross.

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It was a good bounceback game for Jeurys Familia, who picked up a routine save without using his signature pitch.

In a rare piece of good injury news, the Mets now think Yoenis Cespedes’s gimpy hamstring isn’t as bad as originally feared.

It also looks like Lucas Duda could be back in action as soon as Monday.

Sandy Alderson had a rather interesting response after Syndergaard refused to get an MRI.

With Thor set to return to the mound Sunday, all eyes will be on him to see if he can get his mojo back and keep the Mets’ streak going.

Around the NL East

In addition to losing their second straight to the Mets, the Nationals officially put Adam Eaton on the 10-day disabled list and called up another speedster.

The Marlins’ offense stayed quiet as they were shut out at home against the Pirates.

The Braves, meanwhile, clobbered their way to a comfortable road win against the Brewers.

The Phillies suffered a back-breaking loss to the Dodgers, blowing a three-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. And speaking of broken backs, Aaron Nola will remain off the field for the foreseeable future.

Around the Majors

It was an excellent night’s work for Carlos Gomez, who hit for the cycle to help lead the Rangers to a win against the Angels.

Court remains in session in the Bronx, as Aaron Judge tied a rookie record for most home runs in April.

Fenway Park has been hosting baseball games since 1912. No one has ever hit a home run there as far as Hanley Ramirez did against the Cubs.

The Shelby Miller trade goes from bad to worse for the Diamondbacks, after he decided to undergo Tommy John surgery.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Daniel Convery delivered our Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

One of Al Leiter’s greatest claims to fame: He’s one of the few pitchers to ever get a win against all 30 teams in the majors. On this date in 2002, he completed that feat in a blowout victory against the Diamondbacks.