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Mets Morning News: Noah Slumbergaard

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

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Meet the Mets

The sleep deprived Mets were listless in their home opener against the Nationals. Noah Syndergaard was solid and gave up only two runs, but the offense was sluggish against Stephen Strasburg. They didn’t muster much all afternoon and the bullpen allowed another two runs late which effectively put the game out of reach. After an off day, the two are back in action on Saturday.

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Noah Syndergaard brings alot of bravado to the Mets but he needs to continue to back it up on the field.

Syndergaard was not shy when discussing the travel the team underwent ahead of the home opener.

Part of the problem was Dominic Smith’s random drug test which held up the team.

The offense was stagnant all afternoon and hopefully this was not a sign of things to come for how the Mets will hit at home.

Brandon Nimmo is in the midst of a horrible slump but he thinks he knows what the cause of the problem is.

Pete Alonso was introduced to the home crowd for the first time and the rookie cherished the moment.

Robinson Cano was also honored by the reception he got by the Citi Field faithful but he too was a bit tired since he got lost trying to get home the night before.

After his performance against the Marins, Jacob deGrom is unquestionably the best pitcher in baseball right now and perhaps he can be even better than last year.

Gil Hodges’s son threw out the first pitch and he shared some memories of his dad with the Mets broadcast trio.

Tim Tebow went hitless in his debut in Syracuse but he has come a long way from where he first started.

Around the National League East

The Braves completed a sweep of the Cubs behind a strong perfomance by Max Fried.

The Phillies’ pitchers are giving up a ton of walks so far this season which is not a recipe for success.

Stephen Strasburg was dominant in the Nationals win over the Mets. Trevor Rosenthal currently has an ERA of infinity and has looked terrible since his return from Tommy John.

Around Major League Baseball

The Indians took a combined no-hitter into the ninth against the Blue Jays but a single by Freddy Galvis broke it up.

Umpire Ron Kulpa had a day behind the plate on Wednesday and he was caught on tape saying he could do whatever he wants.

Pirates outfielder Corey Dickerson is expected to go onto the IL with a strained shoulder.

The Cubs have gotten off to a terrible start and it might not be too early to start worrying about them.

Prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has begun his rehab as he works his way back from an oblique strain.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian and Chris discussed Mickey Callaway and other topics on their podcast.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series with the Nationals.

Steve Sypa previewed the 2019 Columbia Fireflies.

Chris McShane would just like to remind everyone that Dallas Keuchel is still available.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1983, Tom Seaver pitched his last Opening Day game for the Mets.