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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Marlins, David Wright plays in a rehab game

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

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The Mets closed out their series against the Marlins with a win. Noah Syndergaard was solid on the mound and pitched seven innings and struck out seven. Jose Reyes and Michael Conforto helped power the offense with a home run each. Seth Lugo nailed down the save and the Mets took the series.

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The win was certainly nice but more importantly David Wright played in a rehab game. He went 0-for-3 in five innings but it was certainly a step in the right direction for the captain.

Michael Conforto’s home run came off lefty Wei-Yin Chen. Being able to face lefties this year has helped the young outfielder become more comfortable when it comes to facing southpaws on the mound.

Jacob deGrom will be on the mound instead of Jason Vargas when the Mets take on the Yankees for their make-up game.

After the game against the Marlins, the Mets optioned Jacob Rhame to Triple-A and recalled Tim Peterson.

Around the National League East

The offense was on full display in the Braves’ win over the Brewers. Atlanta prospect Touki Toussaint will make his debut against the Marlins.

The Marlins acquired Chris Bostick from the Pirates in exchange for cash. Miami dropped yet another series and they have now lost ten of their last twelve games.

The Phillies played a sloppy game against the Padres and dropped the final game of the series 9-3. Despite being optioned to the minors, Zach Eflin won’t miss a start due to the doubleheader against the Mets.

Heading into the ninth with a three run lead, the Nationals lost to the Cubs on a walk-off grand slam by David Bote.

Around Major League Baseball

The Dodgers are moving starters Ross Stripling and Kenta Maeda to the bullpen.

Cubs’ starter Jon Lester had another tough start on the mound which might be due to lost velocity on his fastball.

The Yankees are on pace to win 100 games but could still come in second place to the Red Sox. They will join quite a few other teams in history who have suffered this same fate.

The Mariners completed a sweep of the Astros to get back into the playoff hunt.

The Rockies won on a walk-off walk to take three out-of-four against the Dodgers.

This Date in Mets History

R.A. Dickey threw a one-hitter against the Phillies on this date in 2010. The only hit he allowed was to opposing pitcher Cole Hamels.