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Mets Mid-Afternoon News: Conforto continues coming out party

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Meet the Mets

Always nice when your leadoff hitter drives in three runs in the first inning. The Mets offense knocked Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin out early, eventually cruising to a 9-3. They’ve now won three of four at home to try and bounce back from the brutal road trip.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, ESPN,, New York Times, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday,, Bergen Record.

It was another glimmering night for Michael Conforto, who’s starting to get some well-deserved All-Star buzz.

The game could also have been a sign of a Lucas Duda breakout.

Despite the easy win, Matt Harvey once again looked shaky on the mound.

The hope Robert Gsellman can turn things around as they give him back the ball for Wednesday night’s game.

It’s good some of the Mets injured starters seem near a return; Jay Bruce left Tuesday’s game with back tightness.

Around the NL East

The Nationals continued to provide Joe Ross with a boatload of runs in a blowout win against the Mariners.

The Braves took it to Pirates closer Tony Watson and came away with a walk-off win.

The Marlins beat the Athletics in a slugfest, but may have lost Christian Yelich to an injury.

The Phillies were taken down in an uncompetitive game against the Rockies.

Around the Majors

Those Rockies are rolling. Colorado is the first team to reach 30 wins this year.

Joc Pederson and Yasiel Puig collided in a frightening play in the Dodgers’ marathon win against the Cardinals.

The Red Sox have called up super prospect Sam Travis.

The Yankees played “God Save the Queen” along with the national anthem Tuesday night to honor the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Commissioner Rob Manfred is talking about bringing games to Mexico, and maybe even a team.

He never had a plate appearance in the big leagues, but Homer Simpson is still headed to the Hall of Fame.

David Ross was instrumental in making sure the Cubs weren’t runners-up last year. He couldn’t do the same on Dancing with the Stars.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa had the Daily Prospect Report, with several key rehab assignments sprinkled in.

David Capobianco recapped the roster moves made in the Mets bullpen.

Aaron Yorke previewed the series with San Diego.

Michael Martone analyzed the Mets on again-off again relationship with the new fly ball fad.

Thomas Henderson has a piping hot take; he says Michael Conforto has earned a starting role.

Chris McShane delivered the Mets Meter for last week’s pitching performances.

This Date in Mets History

Today marks the anniversary of one of the longest games the Mets ever played, which they (eventually) won in 19 innings over the Dodgers.