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Meet the Mets

The Mets marked Memorial Day with a win after a surprisingly excellent all-around game from Robert Gsellman helped propel them to victory. Playing in their green gear, the Mets took on the Brewers in Milwaukee and picked up a much-needed 4-2 win.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record, NJ.com

Yoenis Cespedes is still at least a week away from returning.

Jeurys Familia is upbeat about his chances to return this season.

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will each make another rehab start before returning.

Wilmer Flores has been much better against righties of late.

A few weeks ago City Hall honored Doc Gooden for his role on the 1986 Mets championship team. The New York Times dug into just how that ceremony came about and found a strange web of seedy characters, real estate developers, NYC fixers, and donors to the de Blasio campaign lurking in the wings.

Lucas Duda could be moving on this offseason.

Sandy Alderson claims he isn’t upset with Terry Collins’s bullpen usage.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the Angels.

The Marlins beat the Phillies in the first game of their series.

The Nationals activated Stephen Drew from the DL.

The Nationals beat the Giants but may lose Bryce Harper for an extended period of time after he got into a brawl with Hunter Strickland.

Around MLB

Mike Trout will miss significant time for the Angels after tearing a ligament in his thumb.

Adrian Beltre finally made his season debut for the Rangers.

Chris Sale was warmly received during his return to Chicago.

Danny Duffy will likely miss two months with an oblique strain.

The Astros scored eleven runs in a single inning to rally past the Twins.

Erasmo Ramirez became the first player since 1984 to start a game after picking up a save the day before. The last player to accomplish the feat was Dennis Martinez, who happens to have been Ramirez’s childhood hero.

Legendary sportswriter Frank Deford died yesterday. Here’s a look back at some of his best stories.

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro looked at what’s gone wrong with Fernando Salas.

Ketul Shah attempted to answer who’s really at fault for the Mets’ rash of injuries.

Matt Varvaro put together a visual history of the Mets’ road uniforms over the years.

Steve Sypa has your introduction to MLB Draft season.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Brewers series.

Matt Varvaro, scoring the hat trick, also delivered a Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Zack Wheeler, who was born on this date!