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Mets Morning News: Beatdown in Beantown

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

MLB: New York Mets at Boston Red Sox Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets rolled into Boston to take on MLB’s best team, and promptly rolled over the Red Sox. In a game that more closely resembled the Boston massacre than a competition, the Mets looked unstoppable, chasing multiple Red Sox pitchers from the game as they put up eight runs. On the other side of things, Noah Syndergaard looked like his old self, pitching seven scoreless innings before Jerry Blevins and Tyler Bashlor relieved him to finish up the shutout.

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

Tom Hallion, the umpire who blocked Todd Frazier’s home run celebration, may be in trouble with the league.

Kevin Kernan says that Hallion’s behavior is part of a troubling trend in which umpires have been moving too far into the foreground of games.

Mickey Callaway says David Wright may get some pinch hit appearances before September 29th.

Ticket prices for the Mets game on the 29th have gone through the roof.

Wright will also be collecting a pretty penny from his investment in Vitaminwater after he retires.

The New York Times ran a profile of Mets executive Jay Horwitz.

Deadspin says David Wright has a silver lining as his baseball career ends — he gets to leave the Mets.

Mets announcer Josh Lewin is trying to raise awareness about mental health.

The Brewers were one of the teams that wanted to trade for Jacob deGrom but they found the price too steep.

Tim Britton presented the inside story of how the Mets scouted and found deGrom in the first place.

Around the National League East

The Braves beat the Nationals and Max Scherzer for their sixth straight victory.

Dave Martinez was mad at the umpires after the game, and made his frustration known.

The Phillies absolutely crushed the Marlins, 14-2.

Around Major League Baseball

Gregory Polanco will miss 7-9 months of playing time after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Will Bruce Bochy be back to manage the Giants next season?

Matt Kemp is making the most of his second stint with the Dodgers.

Tossing a baseball to a fan isn’t as easy as it used to be.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Red Sox series.

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.

Steve Sypa took a look back at the St. Lucie Mets’ 2018 season.

This Date in Mets History

Today has traditionally been Banner Day for the Mets when they play at home.