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Mets Morning News: Game of Postpones

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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

Thanks to some frustratingly consistent rain, the Mets did not play their Mother’s Day game on Sunday afternoon. With the postponement of the game, the Mets had a chance to officially set their rotation for the upcoming series against Washington.

Upon Jeurys Familia’s activation on Tuesday, Eric Hanhold will be the man heading back to Syracuse.

When he returns, Familia will be eased back into his role of the setup man.

When it comes to the good, the bad, and the ugly of baseball’s defense, the Mets end up with the least satisfying of the three options.

The return of Jed Lowrie is up in the air again as the injury-plagued infielder will be reassessed again.

Mickey Callaway made sure to point out the strides that Amed Rosario has made at the plate this year.

In a heartwarming Mother’s Day story, Edwin Diaz would’ve donned a pink glove to honor his cancer-free mother, Beatriz.

Around the National League East

Gerardo Parra’s double was able to save the Nationals from a no-hitter, but they couldn’t be saved from a 6-0 shutout loss at the hands of Hyun-Jin Ryu.

Keeping with the theme of strong pitching, the debuting Cole Irvin pitched 7 strong innings in the Phillies’ 6-1 victory against the Kansas City Royals.

Tyler Flowers’ pair of RBI made the difference as the Braves secured a 5-3 triumph over the Diamondbacks.

Around Major League Baseball

Players all across Major League Baseball took the time to discuss the importance of their mothers in their lives and careers.

Josh Bell, Hyun-Jin Ryu, and Alex Bregman all made sure to put on a show with their mothers in attendance.

Ironically, Tropicana Field managed to run out of juice during the Rays-Yankees game.

In Chicago, Joe Maddon has more restaurants to his name than guaranteed years on his contract.

Thirteen years after opening, the third iteration of Busch Stadium recorded its largest crowd ever.

Madison Bumgarner and Yasiel Puig traded home runs and pointed words in yet another battle.

Proving that no good deed goes unpunished, the Padres changed their Twitter handle to Madres for Mother’s Day and promptly had their original handle swiped.

The most recent chapter in a series of unfortunate events involves the ineffective Felix Hernandez heading to the injured list with a shoulder strain.

Breyvic Valera is the newest addition to the injury-riddled Yankees roster.

The Mets might not be all that interested in Craig Kimbrel, but the Rays certainly are.

Yankee Stadium’s removal of Kate Smith’s rendition of God Bless America hasn’t gone over well with all of the Bronx faithful.

The real ace of the Dodgers might not be the first name that comes to your mind.

Ray Peters, the first man drafted by the Seattle Pilots, died on May 4th after an illness.

Historic increases of up-and-in pitches could be the biggest factor in the rampant batter plunking going on in 2019.

This Date in Mets History

Happy 69th birthday to the man at the helm of the 2000 National League Champion New York Mets: Bobby Valentine.