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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Reds in series opener; Harvey returns to Citi Field

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

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Meet the Mets

After a disappointing series against the Braves, the Mets got things off to a good start against the Reds. Noah Syndergaard took the mound for the Mets and combined with great games from Jeff McNeil, Wilmer Flores, and Austin Jackson, did what he needed to get them the win, though the bullpen caused a few jitters. In the end, the Mets took home a 6-4 victory.

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

Matt Harvey offered some regrets about his Mets tenure before the game.

Ed Kranepool was back at Citi Field and he desperately needs a kidney transplant and is hoping to find a match.

Mets players were supportive of rumors that Mickey Callaway’s job is safe until at least next season.

Is Dan Duquette in the mix for the Mets’ GM position?

Michael Conforto visited a cancer center for children and was inspired by the kids he met there.

Kevin Kernan says the Mets need to keep Noah Syndergaard healthy to avoid him becoming the next Matt Harvey.

Rich MacLeod is tired of the Mets lying to fans.

Around the National League East

Marcell Ozuna made his return to Miami after being traded away by the Marlins.

The Phillies blew a lead and lost in 14 innings to the Diamondbacks.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Trout, who’s sat out several games in a row, received a cortisone injection in his wrist.

Roberto Osuna picked up a win in his return from suspension.

A man vandalized Comerica Park with a sledgehammer overnight, smashing windows, and causing damage.

The A’s acquired Mike Fiers from the Tigers.

The fight to raise minor league pay continues.

The Tampa Tarpons, the Yankees’ Single-A affiliate, lost a game despite their pitcher throwing a perfect game during regulation.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Allison McCague had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Reds series.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, Jim Hickman became the first Met to hit for the cycle.