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Mets Morning News: Mets start the season off with a win behind strong outing from Syndergaard

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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

We have a ton to cover today, starting with the Mets picking up a 6-0 victory over the Braves to start of 2017. Noah Syndergaard took the mound for the Mets and was fantastic through six innings before leaving the game with a blister.

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While many fans were excited to make it to Opening Day, some fans in New Jersey were unable to make it to Queens due to a train derailment. One Mets fan did not take it well.

Steven Matz has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon.

Jose Reyes is headed to court over child support payments his ex-girlfriend claims he owes for their alleged love child.

Something bad may have come up on Seth Lugo’s MRI over the weekend.

The Mets signed Josh Rodriguez to a minor league deal.

NYC Council member Rafael Espinal wants the Mets and Yankees to extend the protective netting at their parks.

The Mets starting rotation, which once seemed nearly too-deep, is starting to look a little thin.

Jay Bruce is looking to convert some Mets fans this season.

Around the NL East

The Phillies managed to pick up an Opening Day win in what might be a season of many losses.

The Nationals picked up a win over the Marlins in a game that featured some distractions you’ll have to look up for yourselves.

Blake Treinen picked up the save for the Nats, and showed some good stuff in the closer’s role.

The Braves were, of course, busy losing to the Mets.

Around MLB

Carlos Rodon will miss five to six weeks with bicep tendinitis.

Khris Davis homered twice as the Athletics beat the Angels on Opening Day.

Texas Rangers third base coach Tony Beasley, who was recently declared cancer-free, sang an emotional national anthem before the Rangers’ season opener.

29.8% of players on Opening Day rosters this year were born outside of the US — a new record.

Felix Hernandez exited his Opening Day start for the Mariners with a groin strain.

Mike Scioscia plans to go with a closer-by-committee system in Anaheim this year.

An interesting article on how speaking Spanish has helped some reporters get closer to Latino players in MLB.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro brought you some Mets yearbook history. He also delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Ketul Shah broke down some of the injuries Mets players are facing this season.

Eric Simon brought you the Opening Day hype video.

Aaron Yorke covered the Opening Day lineups and also previewed the Mets/Braves series.

Chris McShane examined why the Mets are an unpopular pick among many to win the division.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1988 Darryl Strawberry hit a home run so far that it clanged off the roof of Olympic Stadium in Montreal.