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Mets Morning News: Mets get back in the win column but Lagares likely lost for the season

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom delivered an ace outing, striking out thirteen in seven innings of work as the Mets took down the Diamondbacks in their series opener.

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

In the bad news department, Juan Lagares is likely gone for the season, as he needs surgery on his injured toe.

Lagares’ loss appears to be Brandon Nimmo’s gain, but Nimmo certainly didn’t want to get his opportunity in such a fashion.

Michael Conforto has been looking much more comfortable at the plate.

Todd Frazier will likely play in a minor league rehab game before his return.

Callie Quinn got her prom night at Citi Field!

Will splitting up deGrom and Syndergaard in the rotation pay dividends? Kevin Kernan thinks so.

Matt Ehalt graded Mets players for the first quarter of the season.

Jason Vargas will start on Monday, and Zack Wheeler will take the mound Tuesday according to Mike Puma.

The Mets signed Christian Colon and Ezeqiuel Carrera to minor league deals.

The Mets are likely to face Clay Buchholz, who hasn’t started in more than a year, if Sunday’s game isn’t rained out.

Around the National League East

The Braves’ improvised rotation didn’t work out for them as they were shut out by the Marlins.

Marlins Man has become a serious thorn in the team’s side after he provided a deposition for Miami-Dade County, which is headed to court claiming that Derek Jeter’s Marlins ownership group is using a fake offshore address in an attempt to avoid a lawsuit.

There’s no timetable for Matt Wieters’ return following surgery.

Around Major League Baseball

Sergio Romo has made well over 500 relief appearances, but has never started an MLB game. That will change on Saturday.

Brandon Belt received a warning phone call from Joe Torre after ranting about Doug Eddings.

The Dodgers have acquired the Goeddel brothers.

Two minor league players were suspended for 80 games a piece due to PED use.

Pirates minor league player Ji-wan Bae has been forced to return to South Korea to meet with police about abuse allegations. The Pirates have not had much luck with Korean players and the law in recent years.

There have nearly been as many postponements in MLB through May 19th as there were in all of last season.

Ken Rosenthal says not to read anything into Adam Jones’ purchase of Cal Ripken’s home.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Wolff previewed the Mets/Diamondbacks series.

There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.

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

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

David Wright helped lead the Mets to victory in the Subway Series opener on this date in 2006.