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Mets Morning News: Frazier’s back, Matz mows down Phillies, and deGrom is ok

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

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Meet the Mets

Steven Matz was masterful, and the Mets’ bullpen was unhittable on a rain delayed night that saw the frustrated Phillies unable to muster more than a run. Pete Alonso alone produced two runs for the Mets, continuing to show the wisdom of letting him start the season in the majors. Todd Frazier also made his return to the team, going 1-for-4 from the plate in a game the Mets won by a score of 5-1.

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

In a great bit of news, Jacob deGrom’s MRI came back negative, and he might be able to pitch as soon as Friday.

Gio Gonzalez has been released by the Yankees and Vasilis Drimalitis argues the Mets need to sign him.

A rare baseball from the Mets’ first season has made its way into the team’s Hall of Fame after nearly six decades.

Ed Kranepool appears to have found a donor match for a new kidney.

The Times says Michael Conforto is emerging as a new leader for the Mets.

Around the National League East

One person who didn’t enjoy the Mets/Phillies game was Bryce Harper, who got ejected.

The Nationals lost their series opener against the Rockies.

Around Major League Baseball

Christian Yelich is headed towards a scenario in which he has the best March and April in MLB history.

Nathan Eovaldi looks like he needs elbow surgery, in a blow to the Red Sox.

MLB’s relievers have been historically bad compared to starters so far this season.

Nick Burdi appeared to go down with a serious arm injury during the Pirates’ game.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets-Phillies series.

Allison McCague had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Steve Sypa delivered the Daily Prospect Report.

The fourth episode of From Complex to Queens dropped.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won their first game on this date in 1962.