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Mets Morning News: Noah’s ark sails to series sweep of Indians

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Meet the Mets

After two rain delays, the Mets finally completed a sweep of the Cleveland Indians behind a strong pitching performance by Noah Syndergaard. He was perfect into the sixth and when he got into trouble Pete Alonso’s diving stop got him through the inning. Wilson Ramos drove in both runs with a single and the team withstood the elements to walk away with the victory.

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Noah Syndergaard was on a roll before the rains came and it robbed him of completing a dominant performance.

Wilson Ramos was the offensive standout and continued his hit streak to sixteen games.

Since the game featured a lengthy rain delay, fans who had tickets for the game can exchange them for another weekday game.

The Indians social media team made a questionable tweet and Syndergaard made sure to call them out on it after the game was won.

In need of another pitcher for the game, the team called up Chris Flexen and designated Ruben Tejada for assignment.

Pitching coach Phil Regan thinks Edwin Diaz is really close to returning to form.

Pete Alonso did not hit a home run so he is still behind the Mets’ record, but Carlos Beltran is hoping he breaks it.

Citi Field has become a huge advantage for this team and it gives the players an extra layer of confidence to perform in front of the home crowd.

Before the game, Steven Matz welcomed members from the Nassau County Police Department to Citi Field as part of his Tru 32 charity program.

The Mets got some good news regarding Marcus Stroman’s injury and the righty plans on making his next start.

Jeff McNeil started a rehab game but it was shortened due to rain.

When he does return from injury, the team will have some tough decisions to make regarding the lineup.

It’s been a roller coaster season for the Mets who had to overcome alot to get to where they are now.

J.D. Davis’s dramatic hit in the second game of the series came after alot of hard work and preparation that has turned him into a complete hitter.

The front office was overhauled this past offseason and one addition in particular is paying dividends (paywall alert).

Former Met Benny Agbayani reflected on his time in Queens and what the Mets fans meant to him.

Around the National League East

The Braves completed a sweep of the Marlins with a walk-off by Ronald Acuna Jr.

Sandy Alcantara pitched well for Miami but it wasn’t enough to hold off Atlanta.

Max Scherzer and the Nationals easily beat the Pirates 7-1.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball issued a ban on playing in Venezuela over the winter to comply with the government’s embargo on the country.

Despite being suspended for domestic violence, Julio Urias will be able to play in the postseason for the Dodgers, which remains a glaring issue in baseball’s application of punishment.

The Astros stood by their decision to block a reporter from entering their clubhouse at the request of Justin Verlander, which is a direct violation of an agreement between Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America.

The Pirates released catcher Francisco Cervelli who is reportedly close to signing with the Braves.

The Cubs completed a sweep of the Giants in Chicago to keep their hold on first place in the division.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Vasilis Drimalitis took a look at what J.D. Davis has meant to the Mets this season.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2009, the Mets played a wild game where Angel Pagan hit an inside-the-park home run to start the Mets’ night but it ended with an unassisted triple play off the bat of Jeff Francoeur.