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MLB: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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One day after Jacob deGrom returned to form, Noah Syndergaard upped the ante. He overpowered the Reds on the mound and put in the best Mets pitching performance of the year. He threw an impressive complete game shutout and also accounted for the Mets only run when he blasted a home run to left.

To top it off, Mets fans got their revenge on Jesse Winker and waved goodbye after he was ejected from the game when he argued a strike call in the ninth. Overall it was a perfect day at the ballpark to cap off a 5-5 homestand.

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After his outstanding performance, Noah Syndergaard felt more like Thor in more ways than one.

The big righty was so good that the game should be placed in its own category and it could also be considered one of the best games in Mets history (paywall alert).

The Syndergaard masterpiece was the latest in a stretch of strong appearances by the starting pitching, and he is convinced that the pitching has finally turned a corner.

With a thin bullpen, the complete game kept the Mets from having to piece together the latter innings.

Robinson Cano picked up a hit in the win and is now one hit shy of reaching 2,500 for his career.

Pete Alonso was officially named the National League Rookie of the Month after the spectacular numbers he put up in April. He becomes only the fourth Met in history to be given the honor.

Triple-A has not been kind to Tim Tebow as the former quarterback struggles at the higher level of play.

Around the National League East

Mike Foltynewicz and the Braves were hammered by the Padres 11-2.

The Marlins fired their president of business operations after only a year on the job.

The Phillies are not running away with the division but they should be pleased with the way things stand, especially with the help they brought in.

With the Nationals’ pitching struggling, the team parted ways with pitching coach Derek Lilliquist. Stephen Strasburg showed no hint of struggles on the mound in Washington’s 2-1 win over the Cardinals.

Around Major League Baseball

Rob Manfred continues to deny that the balls are juiced despite there being plenty of evidence that the ball is juiced. If they are, pitchers just want to be told so they stop being lied to.

Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer dreamed of working in baseball and is open to the possibility if a team would want his talents.

Tim Anderson and Cody Bellinger won Player of the Month honors for March and April.

The Cubs did not do themselves any favors when their VP of Communications and Community Affairs revealed he went after an author to have their tweet taken down.

A Rickey Henderson bobble will be making a guest appearance in Toy Story 4.

This Date in Mets’ History

On this date in 1967, Juan Marichal shut out the Mets to bring his record against them to a perfect 18-0.