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Mets Morning News: Rick Porcellar Dwellers

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

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Meet the Mets

This is the spot where you would usually find the quick summary of the previous day’s game, but to spare you the repeated anguish, I will simply say that Rick Porcello made his Mets debut.

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

Mike Piazza went on Fox News to declare that he doesn’t mind when players kneel during the anthem as they are only using their freedoms.

For their Sunday Night Baseball debut, the Mets added to their collection of Good Boys and Good Girls in the right field stands with more to come in the coming days.

As a thank you for all of his hard work in mop-up duty on Sunday night, the Mets sent Corey Oswalt to the dreaded Alternate Site.

Around the National League East

Multiple Miami Marlins (Jose Urena, Harold Ramirez, and Garrett Cooper) tested positive for the Coronavirus, leaving the team with three missing players and a delayed trip home to Florida.

As a result of losing 10% of his roster within the confines of one press release, Don Mattingly suggested that MLB increase the size of each team’s taxi squad.

Things haven’t gone completely haywire yet, but the Marlins incident could be the proverbial crack in the dam that takes down this entire shortened season experiment.

Assuming they play tomorrow, the match-up between the Marlins and Orioles will be a battle of the first place titans.

Behind the bat of Gleyber Torres, the Yankees secured a 3-2 victory over the Washington Nationals.

The Phillies had almost as bad of a day as the Mets as they were on the business end of an 11-6 mollywopping by the Marlins.

Around Major League Baseball

For the first time in major league history, a starting pitcher entered the game for every team in the sport, but none of them completed the seventh inning.

It may have been thrown together at literally the last minute, but to be fair, Buffalo deserves the 30 games of Major League Baseball it’s about to receive.

One inning into his career as a Texas Ranger, Corey Kluber was removed from the game with right shoulder tightness and will be evaluated at some point today.

The disappointing re-debut of the pitching half of Shohei Ohtani only further solidifies my belief that good things are simply not allowed to exist.

While reports suggested that Justin Verlander will miss the remainder of the season with an elbow injury, the MVP took to Twitter to say any such reports are overblown.

Thankfully, there is some good American League pitcher news as Carlos Carrasco successfully completed his first major league start post-Leukemia.

Ji-Man Choi is apparently a switch hitter now and he displayed this new technique by hitting a home run in his second at bat as a righty.

I don’t even have a fun little teaser for this one, just please look at this photo.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1999, the world was introduced to Green Rickey Henderson and the rest of the Mercury Mets.