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Mets Morning News: Thor struck in the ribs with line drive in Mets’ win over Phillies, X-rays negative

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Noah Syndergaard gave up four runs on twelve hits, but the Mets’ bats broke free at Citi Field, as the Mets bested the Phillies 10-5. Tomas Nido drove in the first three runs with a bases clearing double and Jeff McNeil went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. Syndregaard exited the game when he was hit in the ribs in the seventh inning, but still earned his eleventh win of the year.

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Syndergaard had a bit of a scare in last night’s game, but x-rays came back negative. “I’m just concerned if the ball is alright,” Syndergaard joked after the game.

The Mets activated Anthony Swarzak from the disabled list ahead of last night’s game.

“That it’s a week into September and deGrom’s 28 starts have yielded only eight victories illustrates simultaneously the folly of wins and the Mets’ ineptitude,” writes Jeff Passan about Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young campaign.

David Wright played in his first simulated game at Citi Field yesterday, hitting a home run off Tim Peterson. After the game, ever the model citizen, Wright insisted, “The last thing that I want to portray is that there is some sort of rift between the Mets and me.” He is due to meet with ownership next week to discuss where he stands.

David Wright, as expected, has been playing this diplomatically. Mark Herrman argues that through his loyalty, he’s earned the right to play.

Around the National League East

The Mets may have helped Jacob deGrom out against Aaron Nola, but Max Scherzer shined again for the Nats. After Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, the Nationals and Cubs were forced to play a double header the did not conclude until 1:00am because of more rain delays. Scherzer tossed a complete game to earn his seventeenth victory of the season in game one and Bryce Harper’s late-inning two-run homer led the Nationals to a comeback victory in game two.

Wei-Yin Chen continues to struggle on the road, as the Marlins fell to the Pirates 5-1.

The Braves pulled out a wild one in Arizona, as Freddie Freeman scored the go-ahead run on an error in the tenth and Dansby Swanson saved the game with a defensive gem.

Around Major League Baseball

Gio Gonzalez delivered a solid outing in his Brewers debut.

Jorge Lopez threw eight perfect innings for the Royals before losing both the pefecto and the no-no in the ninth. It would have been the first perfect game in franchise history for the Royals.

Bartolo Colon isn’t ready to hang it up yet. He wants to continue pitching in 2019 at age 46. Your move, Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Jonathan Maseng looked back on the five best moments and five worst moments of the Las Vegas 51s franchise.

Jack McLoone covered the news about the Mets’ catching situation.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1969, the Mets clinched their first winning record in franchise history, partially thanks to THE franchise.