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Mets Morning News: West Coast winners

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom pitched another gem, and the Mets picked up a win to open their West Coast trip. The lone low point for the team continued to be the bullpen. This time it was Matt Harvey giving up a late-inning run. It wasn’t enough for the Padres though and the Mets won 5-1 in San Diego.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, Bergen County Record,

The Mets claimed lefty reliever Buddy Baumann off waivers and will send him to Las Vegas to start his Mets career. He will be suspended for one game whenever he’s called up from Triple-A due to the Padres-Rockies brawl.

Ed Burns is set to direct a documentary about Tom Seaver.

Mets coaches are trying to work with Steven Matz and get him to take mistakes in stride.

The Mets still have a really bad defense.

Some minority ownership shares in the Mets may soon be available if you have $20-80 million lying around.

Keith Hernandez accidentally flipped off the SNY cameras.

The Mets hope Jason Vargas will provide veteran leadership to the staff when he comes back this week.

Adrian Gonzalez and Mickey Callaway believe that some of Gonzalez’s hitting slump is just bad luck.

The Mets are planning major upgrades to their new Triple-A stadium in Syracuse.

Around the National League East

The Braves got out-slugged by the Phillies and lost 7-3.

After their miracle wins against the Dodgers, the Marlins were right back to being terrible, failing to score even a single run against Colorado despite Colorado starter Tyler Anderson exiting in the second inning with an irregular heartbeat.

The Diamondbacks took down the Nationals in their series opener.

Around Major League Baseball

The Angels are in unknown territory in modern times with Shohei Ohtani, and are trying to handle him with care. Ohtani sprained his ankle in Friday’s game against the Yankees and is day-to-day.

Eric Thames will miss 6-8 weeks after undergoing thumb surgery.

Sean Manaea followed up his no-hitter with several more innings of no-hit ball, before finally giving up a hit in the 4th, on the way to an 8-1 Oakland victory.

The Pittsburgh Pirates honored their recently-retired 100 year old usher Phil Coyne on Friday.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane discussed the Mets’ lack of a catcher who can hit at the moment.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Robert Wolff previewed the Mets/Padres series.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 32nd birthday to former Met Dillon Gee.