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Mets Morning News: Mets earn series split with the Blue Jays, Noah Syndergaard will make a rehab start

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

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Meet the Mets

An offensive fireworks display in the fifth inning helped the Mets earn a series split north of the border. The Mets scored five runs in the inning led by a two-run shot by Todd Frazier. This time the bullpen was able to preserve the lead with Seth Lugo doing the heavy lifting and Jeurys Familia nailing down the save.

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Devin Mesoraco sat out the final game against the Blue Jays, and despite passing the concussion protocol he will be seen by doctors in New York to make sure everything checks out.

Noah Syndergaard’s return is on the horizon. He is scheduled to throw a rehab game this weekend and could return before the All-Star break.

With the Trade Deadline approaching, the Mets do have some pieces to move but they probably won’t get much in return.

Wilmer Flores could be one of the players on the move at the deadline, and has proved his worth recently with his hot hitting since returning from the DL. Despite the Mets’ current situation Flores still prefers to stay with the orange and blue.

It’s been a rough year for most of this team but especially Anthony Swarzak who has had a terrible start to his Mets’ career.

Around the National League East

Julio Teheran struggled on the mound against the Yankees and the Braves dropped the series against the Bombers.

The Marlins placed both Sandy Alcantara and Lewis Brinson on the disabled list. The Marlins defeated the Rays 3-0.

The Phillies completed the sweep against the Orioles.

The Nationals lost their fifth straight game to fall below .500. They also lost starter Erick Fedde to injury but there is no structural damage in his arm. Bryce Harper has also been struggling during this losing streak and his agent tried to explain away his struggles.

Around Major League Baseball

After departing the game early, the Yankees placed Gleyber Torres on the disabled list with a hip strain.

There are quite a few teams interested in what Manny Machado brings to the table, but two teams have emerged as the favorites to land the superstar.

The Brewers completed the sweep of the Twins with the help of an incredible catch by Keon Broxton in the ninth inning.

Shin-Soo Choo extended his on-base streak to 44 games when he took Gerrit Cole deep in the Rangers’ loss.

The Reds traded pitcher Dylan Floro to the Dodgers in exchange for two minor leaguers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at players with expiring contracts that could be useful trade chips at the deadline.

This Date in Mets History

In 1962, the Mets signed 19-year-old Cleon Jones to a $1,000 contract.