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Mets Morning News: A storm of offense

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

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Meet the Mets

After a rain delay that lasted nearly 90 minutes, the Mets defeated the Blue Jays 12-2 on Tuesday night. After struggling of late, the Mets’ offense came alive and scored five runs in the fourth and three in the fifth. Noah Syndergaard picked up the win, going five innings while striking out seven. The Mets will play the second and final game of the series this afternoon.

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

Sandy Alderson said Yoenis Cespedes’s leg has not improved and that the team will decide in the coming days if they plan to place him on the DL. Howie Kussoy writes that the injury has turned into another Mets mess.

The Mets shifted Jacob deGrom’s spot in the rotation forward to Friday as Steven Matz moves back to Saturday.

Jerry Blevins was placed on paternity leave as the Mets called up Buddy Baumann and Jacob Rhame while optioning Corey Oswalt to Triple-A.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ rebuild is providing hope to tankers. They did lose last night, as the Cubs scored two runs in the ninth inning to beat them 3-2.

The Marlins handed the Dodgers their fifth straight loss.

The Good Phight handed out their first report card assessing the Phillies performance so far this season.

Around Major League Baseball

Robinson Cano was suspended 80 games after testing positive for a banned substance. John Harper says this suspension isn’t surprising.

Stephen Piscotty hit a home run in his first at-bat back following the death of his mother.

AJ Pollock is set to miss 4-8 weeks after fracturing his thumb Monday night.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane wants Mets fans to remember Curtis Granderson fondly and looked at all that Noah Syndergaard has accomplished in the major leagues so far.

Steve Sypa delivered the Mets minor league players of the week.

Matthew Mackenzie looked back at the trade between the Mets and Blue Jays which sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto in exchange for Noah Syndergaard and Travis d’Arnaud.

Nicholas Schreiber previewed the series between the Mets and Blue Jays.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1983, Darryl Strawberry hit his first major league home run.