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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Giants, Robinson Cano hopeful he will avoid the IL

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Meet the Mets

After jumping out to an early lead, the Mets broke out late to get the victory and take the series. Jeff McNeil and Todd Frazier had the two biggest hits for the Mets which gave the bullpen a big lead to work with in the late innings. Zack Wheeler gave up a couple of home runs in his outing but was otherwise solid for the afternoon. The Rockies now come to Queens for a three-game series at Citi.

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The two home runs were all Zack Wheeler gave up and he hinted there might be a reason behind that.

Despite not starting the game, Jeff McNeil still picked up a couple of big hits in the win and has not missed a beat since returning from the injured list.

The schedule turns tougher for this team now and they will need to elevate their game if they are to keep the good times rolling.

Robinson Cano did not play in the matinee against the Giants but a trip to the IL seems unlikely right now.

After spending alot of time on the hot seat, the Mets might be able to save their manager’s job after all.

Jason Vargas’s recent run of success might be attributed to inducing weak ground balls from hitters.

Ed Kranepool visited Citi Field for the first time since undergoing a kidney transplant and the former Met was part of the ceremonial first pitch along with the organ donor.

Tom Brady backtracked from the “Tom Terrific” nickname and claimed he never liked being referred to it.

Keith Hernandez had some car troubles but thankfully the SNY crew was able to help him out.

Around the National League East

The Braves signed Dallas Keuchel to a one-year deal.

The Marlins failed to complete the sweep of the Brewers.

The Phillies have removed banners with Odubel Herrera’s name on it from around Citizens Bank Park as the investigation into the domestic violence incident he was involved in continues.

Despite jumping out to a four run lead, the Nationals fell to the Padres 5-4.

Around Major League Baseball

Bees strike again. This time it was the Athletics who were affected by a swarm and the team canceled their batting practice.

Rockies rookie Peter Lambert had a memorable debut against the Cubs. He struck out nine batters and picked up his first career hit.

The Cubs haven’t officially announced the Craig Kimbrel signing yet, but according to manager Joe Maddon he could be ready to pitch in about three weeks.

Shohei Ohtani and Yusei Kikuchi went to the same high school in Japan but missed each other. They will finally meet this weekend on opposite sides of the diamond when the Angels and Mariners square off against each other.

The Padres activated Fernando Tatis Jr. from the IL before the game against the Nationals.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa wrote the draft profile for Dan Goggin.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2010 the Mets drafted Matt Harvey with the seventh overall pick.