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Mets Morning News: Back-to-back bombs for moms

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Your Mother’s Day dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom continued his streak of resurgent brilliance, tossing seven innings and striking out eight in the Mets’ 4-1 victory over the Marlins. He even drove in a run to boot. deGrom was lifted by back-to-back home runs from Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto and Edwin Diaz notched his tenth save of the season.

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

Jeurys Familia will be ready to go out of the bullpen today, he said yesterday.

The most important thing to Familia’s success moving forward will be limiting his walks, says Mickey Callaway.

Callaway insists that the Mets shying away from their aggressive approach at the plate during their recent offensive drought is mostly mental.

Travis d’Arnaud talks with Ken Davidoff of the New York Post about his “whirlwind” six days in which he was briefly a Dodger, but then became a member of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Mickey Callaway saw something different in Michael Conforto during batting practice on Friday and Conforto has been on fire at the plate since.

Around the National League East

Now that we are 40 games into the season, John Harper reevaluates the state of the NL East.

Zack Eflin tossed a complete game shutout in the Phillies’ 7-0 victory over the Royals.

However, in bad pitching news for the Phillies, Vince Velasquez was placed on the injured list with a right forearm strain.

The Braves also got a strong pitching performance last night, this one from Kevin Gausman, as they beat the Diamondbacks 6-4.

The Nationals signed Gerardo Parra before the start of their series against the Dodgers and he played hero for them tonight, smacking a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning and carrying the Nationals to a 5-2 comeback victory in LA.

The Nationals activated Juan Soto from the injured list ahead of last night’s game. He had been dealing with back spasms. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his return.

Around Major League Baseball

Joel Sherman outlines four things he did not see coming at the start of the season, including how badly the Nationals—and most of the rest of the NL East—have struggled.

Tyler Glasnow is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.

With Glasnow out, could the Rays be a player for Dallas Keuchel? The Yankees and Mets both have starting pitching injury woes of their own and could still be in the mix as well.

Next week will be the San Diego Padres’ 8,020th game without a no-hitter, which would be a record for the longest drought to start a franchise’s existence.

The Blue Jays acquired Edwin Jackson from the Athletics for cash considerations. Jackson has now broken a record, having played for 14 different teams in his career.

Madison Bumgarner has an eight-team no-trade list: the Braves, the Red Sox, the Cubs, the Astros, the Brewers, the Yankees, the Phillies, and the Cardinals.

Dustin Pedroia was scratched from Portland’s lineup due to “minor knee soreness.”

A video overlay showed that the Kentucky Derby was run faster than the time it took for Zack Greinke to throw one particular pitch against the Braves.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Liam Murphy updated us on the latest with the Mets bullpen injuries.

This Date in Mets History

On May 12, 2011, Carlos Beltran became the seventh Met to hit three home runs in a game.