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Mets Morning News: Mile High Bombs

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

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Meet the Mets

Powered by the long ball and a dominant performance by Marcus Stroman, the Mets topped the Rockies 6-1. Stroman pitched seven scoreless innings and the Mets had a home run barrage in the sixth inning. One of those three home runs belonged to Pete Alonso, who hit his major league leading 48th homer of the year.

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

The only problem with the Mets giving Noah Syndergaard the catcher he wants is that they waited too long to do so, writes Ken Davidoff.

Brandon Nimmo believes the Mets have plenty of mental toughness.

In the latest MLB.com Cy Young Poll, Jacob deGrom trails Max Scherzer by four votes.

Joe Panik has loved playing in New York but he’s not sure what comes next.

Around the National League East

The Phillies topped the Braves, 5-4.

Trying to keep home field advantage in the NL Wild Card race, the Nationals beat the Cardinals 6-2.

The Marlins beat the Diamondbacks 12-6 after another poor performance by Arizona’s bullpen.

Around Major League Baseball

In a disturbing story, Pirates closer Felipe Vazquez was arrested for multiple felonies including statutory sexual assault.

Giancarlo Stanton is nearing a return for the Yankees. Meanwhile, the Yankees got more bad injury news as Dellin Betances partially tore his achilles.

Cavan Biggio hit for the cycle against the Orioles.

The Oakland A’s have built a winning team without ever tanking.

Mike Yastrzemski, grandson of Carl, homered last night in Boston.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Mike Jacobs is the latest player to be profiled in the UnforMETable podcast.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1963, the Mets played the last ever professional baseball game at the Polo Grounds.