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Mets Morning News: Nimmo roars to life in Mets’ win over Braves

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Meet the Mets

Brandon Nimmo showed signs of busting out of his slump as he cracked a home run and went 3-4 to raise his average over .200 for the first time this season. Nimmo helped propel the Mets to a 6-2 victory over the Braves that also featured a nice bounce back start from Zack Wheeler, and some solid bullpen pitching.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com

Are Robinson Cano’s early season struggles due to his adjusting to NL pitchers he’s never faced before?

Edwin Diaz may seem like he’s throwing fireballs already, but he isn’t even warmed up yet.

Mickey Callaway isn’t concerned by the Mets’ early bullpen struggles.

Jessica Mendoza is excited about her new role with the Mets.

Around the National League East

Tommy Pham thinks Ozzie Albies’ deal with the Braves is “poop.”

The Phillies absolutely annihilated the Marlins.

The Nationals were once again failed by their bullpen in a frustrating loss to the Pirates in extra innings.

Around Major League Baseball

Mike Trout’s injured groin has prevented him from traveling with the Angels and he’ll miss the team’s series with the Cubs.

The Yankees were forced to add Gary Sanchez to their long list of injured players.

Blue Jays GM Ross Atkins claims Vladimir Guerrero Jr. will be up sooner rather than later.

Jim Bowden says in the Athletic that Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel can blame themselves for not being signed at this point.

Khris Davis has been dropping bombs at a record rate for the Athletics.

Cubs backup catcher Victor Caratini will miss at least a month with a broken hand.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Maggie Wiggin took a look at the roll Steven Matz has been on.

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

Chris McShane doesn’t want you to forget that Pete Alonso isn’t the only Met who’s been raking this season — Michael Conforto has also been on a tear.

David Capobianco took at look at Pete Alonso’s monster home run from the other night.

Marc Carig joined the guys at Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation this week.

Thomas Henderson brought you the Daily Prospect Report.

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This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1967, some guy named Tom Seaver made his debut for the Mets at Shea Stadium.