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Mets Morning News: Cub thumping

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

New York Mets v Chicago Cubs Photo by David Banks/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets got back on the win train with a squeaker of a victory over the Cubs in Chicago. Despite Jason Vargas lasting less than five innings, the Mets were able to claw their way to victory.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com.

Newsday snagged an interview with new Mets pitching coach Phil Regan.

Regan supposedly has already fixed a flaw in Edwin Diaz’s delivery.

Justin Wilson is going to have to learn how to handle his elbow injury.

Around the National League East

The Nationals spoiled Dallas Keuchel’s debut with the Braves.

Aaron Nola struck out ten batters, but couldn’t stop the Phillies from losing their fifth straight game.

Josh Donaldson won his appeal and will not serve a suspension for his role in the Braves’ brawl with the Pirates.

Around Major League Baseball

Oakland A’s pitcher Frankie Montas has been suspended 80 games for using PEDs.

Albert Pujols received an extremely warm welcome in his return to Busch Stadium.

Nomar Mazara hit the longest home run in the history of Statcast tracking.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Steve Sypa profiled Mets draft pick LT Struble.

Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver retired on this date in 1987.