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Mets Morning News: The Mets sweep the Nationals, Zack Wheeler returns to the rotation

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MLB: New York Mets at Washington Nationals Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

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In a game where both teams had ample opportunities to win, the Mets squeaked out the victory and swept the Nationals in Washington. Adrian Gonzalez blasted a grand slam and Asdrubal Cabrera added a solo shot off Tanner Roark, but Matt Harvey was just as shaky. Bryce Harper took him deep early, but even with some troubles Harvey left with the lead. Robert Gsellman allowed the tying run to score, but the rest of the bullpen bent but never broke for the rest of the game. Seth Lugo did the heavy lifting to keep the Mets in it, and just as the clock struck midnight Yoenis Cespedes drove in the game-winning run.

The Mets will now have Noah Syndergaard on the mound as they take on the Marlins in Miami.

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Matt Harvey was not at his best but still managed to limit the damage against a dangerous lineup.

The bullpen was once again solid, like they have been all year, and they were granted Bullpen of the Week honors by MLB.com.

Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo have both become impressive relievers so they probably won’t be heading back to the rotation any time soon.

Adrian Gonzalez’s grand slam was his first home run as a Met and once again showed the Mets’ ability to battle back after getting down early.

This team is off to a blistering start and they are winning by getting contributions from every part of the team.

Alex Rodriguez was part of the ESPN crew calling the game, and during the telecast he said he regretted not signing with the Mets when he was a free agent.

Zack Wheeler will join the rotation in Miami which will finally complete the rotation the Mets were dreaming of years ago.

Amed Rosario is still learning how to use his speed and he hopes to absorb all he can from Jose Reyes.

Around the National League East

Sean Newcomb was fantastic in the Braves’ win over the Rockies.

After an embarrassing performance the night before, the Marlins salvaged some dignity with a win over the Phillies.

Jake Arrieta made his season debut for Philadelphia but the bats went silent in their loss to Miami.

With the loss against the Mets, the Nationals’ losing streak now stands at five games.

Around Major League Baseball

Shohei Ohtani was stellar in his second start with the Angels and lost a perfect game with one out in the seventh.

Yankee fans remain perturbed with Giancarlo Stanton who again struggled at the plate in the loss against the Orioles.

There was an incident in the Diamondbacks and Cardinals’ game when Arizona’s manager said something to upset Yadier Molina.

Xander Bogaerts suffered an ankle injury in Boston’s win over the Rays and had to be removed from the game.

The Brewers placed Christian Yelich on the disabled list with an oblique injury.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane covered the Zack Wheeler news.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets raised their 2000 National League championship banner at Shea on this date in 2001.