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Mets Morning News: Peterson stellar in debut, Marlins put MLB season in doubt

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

New York Mets v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Red Sox for the second straight day in David Peterson’s major league debut. Peterson pitched 5.2 strong innings, allowing two runs. The Mets jumped out to 3-0 lead in the 2nd inning and never looked back. J.D. Davis hit a two run homer off the Pesky Poll and Jeff McNeil drove in two runs of his own at the plate to lead the Mets.

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

David Peterson’s debut was one to remember.

Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz did not travel with the team to Boston as they’ll be starting tonight and tomorrow night against the Red Sox at Citi Field.

Bruce Maxwell, formerly of the A’s who knelt during the national anthem in 2017, has reached an agreement with the Mets.

The Mets added right-handers Pedro Payano and Yefry Ramirez to the 60-man player pool.

Tyler Bashlor was designated for assignment.

Around the National League East

Four additional Marlins tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing their total to 17.

Meanwhile, MLB postponed all Marlins games through at least the weekend.

The Nationals fell to the Blue Jays for the second straight day, 5-1.

The Phillies season is temporarily on pause as well due to the Marlins outbreak. Philadelphia is scheduled to play the Blue Jays at Citizens Bank Park this Friday.

The Braves fell to the Rays 5-2.

Around Major League Baseball

With the Marlins and Phillies currently not playing, the Yankees agreed to a schedule change to play the Orioles.

Matt Harvey has officially signed with the Kansas City Royals.

The Royals also have a new member of their ownership group as Kansas City Chiefs superstar Patrick Mahomes is now a part owner of the team.

With the Marlins’ COVID-19 outbreak, how much is too much for Rob Manfred?

You can read about what happens to all the home run balls that are falling into empty outfield stands.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Prior to his first big league start, Thomas Henderson introduced us to David Peterson.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2004, Eric Valent hit for the cycle.