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Mets Morning News: Mets suffer two huge losses in one day

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were going for a sweep of the Nationals on Sunday but instead they lost. Very, very badly. To the surprise of no one Noah Syndergaard left the game in the second inning with a possible lat injury, and with Sean Gilmartin in the game the hits just kept on coming. Anthony Rendon could’ve beaten the Mets single-handedly with his 10 RBIs.

By the time it was all over the Mets were embarrassed both on and off the field. Between losing by over two touchdowns, and the incredibly mishandled Syndergaard situation, things could not have gone worse.

However, Kevin Plawecki did manage to pitch one clean inning. So there is that.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, Daily News, Faith and Fear in Flushing, MLB.com, Newsday, NJ.com, Post, Times

Obviously the Syndergaard situation was major news and everyone had an opinion:

Ken Rosenthal believes this situation highlights a bigger problem that is felt throughout baseball.

John Harper of the Daily News believes both parties are at fault when it came to dealing with Syndergaard’s initial injury.

Mike Vaccaro of the Post sees this as a pattern when it comes to dealing with injuries.

Bob Klapisch from the Bergen Record also believes there is plenty of blame to go around.

David Lennon of Newsday thinks any steps the Mets take now is too little, too late.

Both Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins shared their reactions after the game.

With Syndergaard most likely headed to the DL, it is time for Rafael Montero to step up.

The Mets don’t have a great track record when it comes to evaluating players’ injuries and no longer deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Syndergaard’s injury wasn’t the only bad news on Sunday. Lucas Duda also felt a “twinge” while rehabbing and won’t return from the DL today.

Kevin Plawecki was pressed into service to pitch and his first outing did not go very well.

There is a handful of Mets that are headed in opposite directions when it comes to their performances on the field.

Around the NL East

The Braves four-game win streak came to an end with a loss to the Brewers.

The Marlins ended their four-game losing streak with a victory over the Pirates. Derek Jeter might not be the new owner of the Marlins after all.

The Phillies were unable to overcome a stunning loss Saturday and were swept by the Dodgers on Sunday.

Despite a shaky start by Joe Ross the Nationals had no trouble winning the last game of the series. Third baseman Anthony Rendon turned his bad month around in a hurry against the Mets.

Around the Majors

Things got a bit heated between the Rays and Blue Jays when Chris Archer threw at Jose Bautista.

The saves statistic is starting to be called into question, but it is unlikely it is going away any time soon.

The Yankees had to get creative with their lineup in their extra-inning loss to the Orioles.

Astros’ ace Dallas Keuchel picked up his fifth win in Sunday’s game against the A’s.

The Indianapolis Colts signed Ken Griffey Jr’s son Trey as a free agent.

Yesterday at AA

Kevin Palermo covered the Noah Syndergaard injury news.

This Date in Mets History

Two of the Mets most dominant starters made sizzling starts on May 1. In 1974 Tom Seaver took to the mound against the Dodgers and struck out 16 batters. Two years later he was pitching again on May 1 and struck out 12 Giants.

Then in 1984, Doc Gooden got the start against the Cubs and he struck out 10.