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

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Having led for much of the game yesterday afternoon, the Mets blew a late two-run lead and faced a two-run deficit heading into the bottom of the eighth. But they scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth to re-take the lead and wound up winning the game.

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J.D. Davis hit two home runs in the Mets’ victory—a game that saw them hit five home runs in total—to massively turn around his start to the season. Anthony Rieber writes that the Mets showed off their depth in the win and touched on similarities between Pete Alonso and Yankees first baseman Luke Voit.

Steven Matz threw a ton of pitches in the win, but he did end up with five scoreless innings—and changed the side of the rubber he stood on for the start.

The Mets are skipping Jason Vargas this week to keep Jacob deGrom on schedule—and presumably to keep Vargas off the mound. deGrom will be followed by Noah Syndergaard in the team’s two-game series against the Twins.

Speaking of deGrom, the Mets’ ace will be presented with his Cy Young award today, and it’s probably not a coincidence that the Mets are giving away his Cy Young bobblehead today, too.

Tim Healey profiled Jared Banner, the Mets’ executive director of player development who is in his first season with the organization after spending several years with the Red Sox.

Around the National League East

The Phillies lost to the Twins in Philadelphia, which left the Mets alone in first place in the division.

The Braves lost to the lowly Marlins, and they lost Brian McCann to the injured list, too.

Around Major League Baseball

Ken Rosenthal says that Dallas Keuchel wants either a one-year deal above the $17.9 million qualifying offer or a longer deal at a lower annual salary, which means he makes even more sense for the Mets now.

Dave Lennon wrote about the extension frenzy that has gone on in baseball over the past several weeks and what it all means for the sport.

Mike Trout hit a 458-foot grand slam and continues to make his case for being the greatest baseball player of all time.

This Date in Mets History

Dwight Gooden made his major league debut on this date in 1984.