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Mets Morning News: Amed Rosario breaks out, Mets sweep snakes

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

Arizona Diamondbacks  v New York Mets Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets managed to do something Sunday that they were unable to do for the entire 2017 season-sweep a series at home. After being stymied by Clay Buchholz for almost six innings, Amed Rosario jumpstarted the offense with his first home run of the year. Asdrubal Cabrera handed them the lead with a pinch-hit home run and Rosario added a second blast one pitch later for good measure. Noah Syndergaard was good on the mound and Robert Gsellman closed it out for the first save of his career.

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Syndergaard kept the damage to a minimum against the Diamondbacks because he did a much better job of holding baserunners.

Amed Rosario broke out in a big way with his two home runs and hopefully this will be a sign of things to come for the young shortstop.

Asdrubal Cabrera was supposed to have the day off on Sunday but he ended up playing a vital role in the Mets’ victory.

The Mets’ ballboy made the best play in the field with a diving grab against the tarp.

With a shortage of outfielders at the major league level the Mets are trying out Dominic Smith in the outfield.

Prospect Anthony Kay is finally healthy and pitching relatively well despite some rust.

Tim Tebow has been hitting well this month with the Rumble Ponies, but had he done enough to be considered a legitimate prospect?

Around the National League East

The Braves completed an epic comeback against the Marlins’ bullpen. Atlanta released Jose Bautista after trying him out a third base. With the Braves thin at that position could they pursue Mike Moustakas later on this summer?

The Marlins’ offense was certainly not the problem in their defeat.

The Phillies’ offense was shut down by rookie pitcher Jack Flaherty.

The Nationals were swept by the Dodgers at home. Reliever Ryan Madson was placed on the DL with a chest strain.

Around Major League Baseball

Rays’ closer Sergio Romo made his second straight start but not everyone is happy with what Tampa is doing with its bullpen.

Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks threw some serious gas against the Phillies.

Shohei Ohtani was impressive once again on the mound for the Angels.

The Dodgers placed pitcher Rich Hill on the disabled list with a blister issue.

Vlad Guerrero Jr. continues to do jaw dropping things in the minor leagues, this time it was a walk-off home run.

This Date in Mets History

Quite a few pitchers had good games on this date but the stunner came from Dae-Sung Koo in 2005. In only his second big league at-bat, he blasted a double off Randy Johnson and then eventually scored on a sacrifice bunt when the Yankees failed to cover home.