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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ third game of the season wasn’t as successful as the first two as they lost to the Nationals 6-5, but a series win to start the year is nothing to sneeze at. In his debut with the Nationals, Patrick Corbin limited the Mets to two runs while Zack Wheeler gave up four in his five innings of work. Pete Alonso had another great day at the plate, smacking two hits, driving in one, and drawing a walk. An eighth inning comeback gave fans something to cheer for, but a Trea Turner walkoff home run put that to a quick end.

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

In a Q&A with the Post, Pete Alonso revealed his fear of the Cyclone, his potential badass-ness, and his love of the outdoors.

A few teams are still keeping tabs on Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel, including the New York Mets. ($)

Jeff McNeil was revealed to be the Mets’ emergency catcher for this season.

Chili Davis is pleased to see his new hitting philosophy working out for the Mets on the field.

Noah Syndergaard is flying back to New York early...to move in to his new apartment, but Robert Gsellman may have a hard time getting in.

Syndergaard’s apartment issues were a source of his complaints regarding the team’s pitstop in Syracuse before the season.

The Columbia Fireflies released their official roster for 2019.

Going into her fifth year in the ESPN booth, and her first in the Mets’ front office, Jessica Mendoza spoke about the hypocrisy and criticism she faces for just doing her job.

Around the National League East

Behind Bryce Harper’s second home run in the red pinstripes, the Phillies bested the Braves 5-1.

The Mets may have lost, but all of the good boys and girls in Nationals Park made things a bit less rough.

With Sandy Alcantara tossing eight scoreless innings, the Marlins were easily able to knock off the Rockies by the score of 3-0.

Dale Stone, the Braves’ organist for over twenty years in Atlanta Fulton County Stadium passed away at 78.

Around Major League Baseball

Even early in the season, Aaron Judge wants the Yankees to have a constant sense of urgency on the field.

As the Padres celebrate their 50th anniversary, the San Diego Union-Tribune kicks off a nine-part series about the Friar’s history with a piece on Ray Kroc.

You have to tip your hat to Randy Rosario on his impressive snag of Kyle Schwarber’s home run in the bullpen.

Pirates General Manager Neil Huntington spoke out against the racist quotes from anonymous scouts about Odubel Herrera and Josh Bell.

The Spring of extensions continues as the Red Sox and Xander Bogaerts are said to be closing in on a seven-year deal for $132M.

With is debut in yesterday’s game, Elvis Luciano officially became the first player in Major League Baseball to be born in the 21st Century.

Christian Yelich finds himself in an impressive six-way tie for the most consecutive games to start a season with a home run.

J.D. Martinez’s 1000th hit in the big leagues was a home run

After yestrday’s game, the TwinsWillians Astudillo became the all time leader in batting average (among players with at least 100 plate appearances).

Yusei Kikuchi’s father passed away and in keeping with is wishes, Kikuchi will be staying with the Mariners and dedicating his season to him.

This Date in Mets History

On this date 34 years ago, the world was introduced to Sidd Finch, the next ace of the New York Mets.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane looked at the first complete series in the career of Pete Alonso.