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Mets Morning News: Syndergaard goes down

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Meet the Mets

Despite none of the four major sports being played right now, there was still some pretty major Mets news yesterday afternoon as it was announced Noah Syndergaard had a torn ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow and it will require Tommy John surgery.

Syndergaard’s injury puts him in a list of other hard throwing pitchers who have had Tommy John surgery.

Syndergaard will have surgery tomorrow, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, as his surgery is considered essential.

Anthony DiComo looks at the Mets pitching rotation depth now that Syndergaard is out for the season.

Deesha Thosar writes the Mets could’ve used a half season from Zack Wheeler this year.

This was supposed to be Syndergaard’s year, and now it’s over before it even started writes David Lennon.

Today is the first episode of “The Cookie Club” a digital series where J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith Skype with Steve Gelbs.

Pete Alonso’s Home Run Derby performance came in at number 7 on ESPN’s all time best Derby performances.

Around the National League East

23 years ago today, the Braves traded away two-thirds of their starting outfield.

Sean Doolittle is one of a few Nationals’ players who is now under an unusual contract year.

Marlins Park is now open for drive through COVID-19 testing.

Around Major League Baseball

Major League Baseball and the Players Association are continuing discussions on what to do with the amateur player draft.

ESPN is doing a series with their baseball writers, asking them to write about the best game they ever saw in person.

There are numerous classic MLB games available to watch on YouTube.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Yesterday, members of our staff continued their staff recommendations with what movies you should watch!

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to two former Mets, Tom Glavine and Lee Mazzilli!