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Noah Syndergaard struggled mightily on Friday, giving up 6 runs in just a little over five innings of work. It’s the seventh time this season Syndergaard has given up four or more runs in a start, something he did only five times all of last season. Drew Gagnon gave up three more, and so the Mets were sunk, despite scoring eight runs of their own. They went down swinging 9-8 against a bad Tigers squad.
Ken Davidoff says it would be a mistake for the Mets to rush Anthony Kay up to the majors.
Michael Conforto is likely to make his return to the roster very soon.
Steve Phillips says Brody Van Wagenen hurt Mickey Callaway by putting unfair expectations on the Mets when he said he thought they’d win the NL East.
Darryl Strawberry hopes Pete Alonso breaks his rookie home run record with the Mets.
Ron Swoboda, meanwhile, is not fond of the comparisons between him and Alonso, although he’s a fan of the young slugger.
For what it’s worth, Keon Broxton homered in his first at-bat as an Oriole.
Ken Davidoff says spare pieces are great, but they won’t plug the major holes in the Mets pitching staff.
Around the National League East
Davey Martinez is off the chopping block — for now.
Around Major League Baseball
Atlanta is likely to be awarded the 2021 All Star Game.
George Springer is likely headed to the DL with a hamstring injury.
Bartolo Colon’s birthday cake was as majestic as you might have assumed.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Amazin’ Avenue Audio was back with another episode.
Maggie Wiggin took a look at Dom Smith’s rising prospects.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Tigers series.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”