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Mets Morning News: A Met d’Arnaud longer

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

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Meet the Mets

On their way to avoiding a sweep at the hand of the Brewers, Steven Matz stepped up to silence Milwaukee’s bats in a 5-2 victory. Behind Matz, Todd Frazier, Amed Rosario, J.D. Davis, and Tomas Nido brought home the Mets runs.

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

In a move that many saw coming, the Mets officially designated Travis d’Arnaud for assignment and called up Tomas Nido in his place.

Even with Travis d’Arnaud’s designation for assignment, Devin Mesoraco has no plans to come back to the diamond.

Brodie Van Wagenen justified his treatment of d’Arnaud by saying that he was given enough time to show that he was healthy.

While it made sense, was the Travis d’Arnaud move a win-now action or something more for a rookie general manager?

Jed Lowrie started his rehab assignment with the St. Lucie Mets.

Proving that life is only filled with pain, Robinson Cano was plunked on the hand for the second time in a bit more than a week. In a bit of good news, the initial x-rays were negative, but he’ll get double checked today after the swelling goes down.

On Pete Alonso’s triple, the only thing that Ryan Braun caught was a hearty helping of suds.

Around the National League East

Thanks to a walk-off home run from Matt Adams, the Nationals thwarted the Padres 7-6 in 11 innings.

In a battle of the bats, a three-run bomb from Josh Donaldson was the difference in the Braves’ 8-7 victory over Colorado.

Zach Eflin twirled a complete game as the Phillies had no problems taking down the Marlins in a 5-1 contest.

Everyone’s favorite lefty, Jerry Blevins, was traded from the Athletics to the Braves for some cash considerations.

Around Major League Baseball

Proving Injuries aren’t limited to the Mets, Christian Yelich will spend the next few days sitting out with some lower back discomfort.

Adding another chapter to baseball’s worst saga, the Cubs are apparently threatening writers who criticize suspended domestic abuser Addison Russell.

With his 14th home run, Cody Bellinger joined Christian Yelich, Alex Rodriguez, and Albert Pujols as the only players in baseball history with 14 home runs before May 1st.

According to Major League Baseball and the Elias Sports Bureau, Albert Pujols surpassed Barry Bonds for the third spot on the all time RBI leaderboard.

Tim Anderson continued his battle against baseball’s fuddy duddys.

For the Yankees, the season from hell continued as two more hitters, DJ LeMahieu and Gio Urshela, went down with injures.

Baseballs most famous land formation, Rich Hill, was activated off the injured list and Caleb Ferguson took his place.

Elvis Luciano became the first player born in the 2000s to get a big league victory.

In a Drew Storen-esque move, CardinalsAlex Reyes broke his pinkie by punching a wall after his last start.

In a big blow to big boy season, Willians Astudillo found himself on the injured list thanks to a hamstring strain.

With one of the most painful looking injuries of the season, Fernando Tatis Jr. agitated his hamstring while receiving a throw at second base.

This Date in Mets History

A date of milestones, John Franco recorded both his first and 300th save on April 29th, and for the team, they scored a record 12 runs in one inning against the Giants in 2016.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa covered a successful Saturday for the Mets affiliates.