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

MLB: New York Mets at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

In what has unfortunately been a frequent sight in this young season, Noah Syndergaard had a lackluster start on the way to a Mets loss, this time 6-4 to the Cardinals. To ease the pain, Syndergaard homered along with Michael Conforto, Robinson Cano, and Pete Alonso.

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

As his tenure with the Yankees ends, the Mets are keeping their eye on Gio Gonzalez.

After a day of pleas to be in the lineup, Pete Alonso proved himself right and socked a home run against an old college rival.

Following his battering of Dakota Hudson, Pete Alonso preached the importance of doing your homework.

Fans aren’t the only folks impressed with Jeff McNeil’s bat as scouts have likened his style to Pete Rose.

With the Mets reeling, the starting rotation, and Noah Syndergaard need to step up their game.

Around the National League East

Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals had no problems silencing the Marlins 5-0.

On Sunday Night Baseball, Josh Donaldson and the Braves delivered an 11-5 battering of the Indians.

Philadelphia’s bats were colder than the Rocky Mountains in Coors Field as the Rockies pulled off a 4-1 victory.

If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball, but for Max Scherzer, a tweaked intercostal is something that he couldn’t avoid.

Around Major League Baseball

As the Yankees face the Angels in Anaheim, they’ll meet a familiar face with an unfamiliar arsenal in Matt Harvey.

Jake Peavy and David Cone tried to shine some light on why their feat of winning back-to-back World Series is increasingly rare.

Michael Chavis’ promotion to the Red Sox kicked off one of the most hectic stretches of his life.

Aaron Judge’s wounded oblique is expected to keep him off the field for a solid chunk of time.

Following a nasty tumble in the team sauna, Eric Hosmer got nine stitches above his eye.

With the rent too damn high, a Cubs minor leaguer, Trevor Clifton, found a clever way to beat the system.

The latest chapter in a series of unfortunate injures, a torn ACL will keep Matt Shoemaker on the sidelines for the remainder of the season.

At long last, after the second longest streak to begin a career in major league history, Joey Gallo collected his first sacrifice fly.

Former Mets starter Gabriel Ynoa was called up to the Orioles for the first time since the conclusion of the 2017 season.

This Date in Mets History

In what might be the most impressive performance of his legendary career, Tom Seaver struck out 19 Padres, including 10 in a row to end the game, on this date in 1970.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa covered what was a very busy Saturday for the Mets minor league affiliates.

Robert Fallo kept his ear to the infield and gave updates on Todd Frazier’s rehab and Robinson Cano’s hand.