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Mets Morning News: David Ortiz recovering after being shot

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

CENTURY 21 Home Run Derby Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Noah Syndergaard of old made an appearance, limiting the Rockies to one hit in seven shutout innings in the Mets’ 6-1 victory. Todd Frazier did his part by driving in four of the six runs for the Amazin’s.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Bergen Record, Daily News,, Newsday, Post.

As his season continues to surge upwards, Todd Frazier spoke of how this success came to be.

Only two at bats after returning, the Mets placed Robinson Cano back on the 10-day injured list and called up Tim Peterson.

For a team like the Mets that is known for its uncertainty, Noah Syndergaard might be the perfect poster boy.

As the first game of the Subway Series takes place tomorrow night, the Mets will have to rely on their ace, Jason Vargas, to have a strong outing.

The Mets officially signed 18 out of their 40 draft picks, including all picks from round five through ten. For the unsigned picks, the Mets have until July 15th to come to an agreement.

To commemorate the 20th anniversary, Bobby Valentine revealed the process behind his famous mustache and glasses disguise.

Of all the picks in the 2019 MLB draft, Jake Mangum might just be the most superstitious.

Around the National League East

A seventh inning rally by the Cincinnati Reds was enough to topple Aaron Nola in the Phillies in their 4-3 loss.

Thanks to a ninth inning meltdown by the Marlins, the Atlanta Braves were able to tie up, and eventually win a 7-6 battle in 12 innings.

Back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs in the eighth inning gave the Nationals the edge they needed in their 5-2 triumph over the Padres.

Around Major League Baseball

In an extremely scary series of events, David Ortiz was shot in the back in the Dominican Republic and rushed to a hospital where he underwent surgery, but it looks as if he is safe and stable.

Max Muncy gave an enraged Madison Bumgarner some advice on how to deal with his emotions.

They might not have won the game, but the Padres did get a chance to show off their musical prowess in the dugout.

Former Rangers, Phillies, and Cubs manager Frank Lucchesi passed away at age 92.

With a pair of home runs, Edwin Encarnacion officially joined the 400 home run club.

This Date in Mets History

Hall of Fame broadcaster Lindsay Nelson passed away on this date in 1995.