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Mets Morning News: Bats stay cold, Miami stays hot

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Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet The Mets

The Mets and Robert Gsellman dropped the second game of their weekend series to the Miami Marlins, losing 8-1. Gsellman pitched adequately, ceding 3 runs in 5 innings while striking out 7 batters. Mets batters only managed 3 hits, with the sole run a result of a Lucas Duda homerun.

The Mets send Noah Syndergaard to the mound tonight to avoid a series sweep.

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Newly-called-up relief pitcher Paul Sewald was sitting in the Las Vegas 51s’ bullpen when he received his call to the major leagues. Sewald debuted in the game, allowing two runs on three hits.

Leadoff hitter Jose Reyes sat out last night’s game, allowing Wilmer Flores a start at third against left hander Adam Conley. Reyes struck out while pinch-hitting in the 8th inning.

The New York Post’s Steve Serby also sat down with Reyes for a Q&A session, discussing his new tenure as a Met and his role in luring Yoenis Cespedes back to Flushing.

Matt Harvey is reinventing himself and finding new ways to be effective, which is essential as he, Noah Syndergaard, and Jacob DeGrom make up John Harper’s top ‘Big Three’ rotations in the major leagues.

Around the NL East

The Phillies absolutely ruined Nationals right hander Jeremy Guthrie’s birthday and return to the majors, pinning 10 runs on the veteran pitcher in two-thirds of an inning. The Phils would go on to win 17-3.

Trea Turner also departed early in the game with a hamstring injury.

Chipper “Larry” Jones discusses his failures, successes, and being New York’s “Public Enemy Number 1”.

Around Major League Baseball

Speaking of former Braves, Melvin Upton Jr.—the outfielder formerly known as ‘BJ’—has signed a minor league deal with the San Francisco Giants.

The Boston Red Sox are starting their season under the weather, as the flu has ravaged their lineup.

Yankees catching phenom Gary Sanchez has suffered an arm injury, and has been placed on the disabled list.

This Date in Mets History

On April 9, 2001, the defending National League champions won their home opener against the Braves, 9-4. Late Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter, who would have turned 65 yesterday, also collected his 1,000th RBI against the Pittsburgh Pirates during a 4-2 win in 1987. Former Met Graeme Lloyd turns 50 today.