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Mets Morning News: A Ramos slam

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets defeated the Nationals 6-2 in the first game of their series. Powered by a first inning grand slam from Wilson Ramos, Noah Syndergaard pitched 8 innings and only allowed two runs. Dominic Smith hit a solo homer in the 9th and Brandon Nimmo had an RBI double to give the Mets their other two runs.

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Jed Lowrie has suffered a slight hamstring strain.

Justin Wilson is dealing with elbow inflammation.

Steven Matz and Jason Vargas could return to the rotation this weekend.

Dominic Smith returned with a big blast in the Mets win.

Pete Alonso would welcome an invitation to the home run derby.

Around the National League East

The Phillies fell to the Brewers 6-1.

The Cardinals blew out the Braves 14-3.

The Marlins were shutout by the Rays and are on pace for MLB futility.

Around Major League Baseball

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his first two major league homers in a Blue Jays victory.

Chris Sale struck out 17 Rockies in 7 innings, setting an MLB record.

The Yankees acquired Kendry Morales from the A’s.

Cody Bellinger hit his 15th homer in a Dodgers win.

The World Series will be staying on Fox for a long time.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

The latest episode of the UnforMETable podcast is out!

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series against the Nationals.

Steve Sypa dished out player of the week awards for Mets minor leaguers.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, Pat Mahomes made his debut for the Mets.