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Mets Morning News: Lucas Duda makes himself at home

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New York Yankees v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets had the day off after a tough loss to the Reds, but all was not quiet at Citi Field. With the Mets away, the Rays and Yankees moved into Flushing to play a series originally scheduled for the Irma-soaked city of Tampa Bay.

One Lucas Duda, Rays first baseman, found himself rather comfortable, using his old locker in the “home team’s” locker room. He also scored Tampa’s lone run during the 5-1 loss to the Yankees.

Noah Syndergaard was decidedly less comfortable after his rehab start was scratched.

Speaking of rehab, David Wright was quite optimistic after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Tim Tebow, though often questioned for his talents on the field, has been a steady All-Star off of it with his continued charity work.

Has Brandon Nimmo earned a spot with the Mets in 2018?

Around the NL East

The Braves hired Adam Fisher away from the Mets to be an Assistant GM in Atlanta.

Marlins Park suffered some minor damage to its roof during Hurricane Irma, and it’s unclear whether it will be ready for the Marlins when they return from their road trip.

The Phillies claimed Zac Curtis off waivers from the Mariners.

Around MLB

The Cleveland Indians, like Parker Lewis, cannot lose.

Alex Meyer, who’s been injured a lot during his short career, will miss the entire 2018 season for the Angels after he undergoes surgery to fix a torn labrum.

Ryan Vogelsong will retire as a member of the Giants, with whom he won two World Series. He’ll be honored before Sunday’s game against the Diamondbacks.

Michael Fulmer will undergo ulnar transposition surgery.

Jacoby Ellsbury set a rather odd MLB record when he reached base on a catcher’s interference on Monday at Citi Field. It was the 30th such time Ellsbury had reached base on catcher’s interference during his career, passing the record held by Pete Rose.

Jarrod Dyson will undergo surgery on his groin and miss the rest of the season for the Mariners.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane had a player performance meter for Mets pitchers.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

The Jets made their debut at Shea Stadium on this date in 1964. They left twenty years later.