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Mets Morning News: Mets’ bats break out in win over Nationals, Robert Gsellman rejoins rotation

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Meet the Mets

The offense powered the Mets to victory over the Nationals. After getting down early, home runs by Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso, and Dominic Smith helped the Mets battle back and take the lead. Both Alonso and Smith had fantastic days at the plate which the team could certainly use as they try to get back into the playoff race. The team now looks to split the series with young David Peterson on the mound.

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Robert Gsellman got the start and will likely stay in the rotation going forward as the Mets search for starters until Michael Wacha returns. He did’t get off to the best start but hopefully he turns it around quickly.

The power outburst from the offense is what many expected before the season started from this team and it has taken them awhile to get it together.

Andres Gimenez has enjoyed success since he made his big league debut this season, but it comes as no surprise to those who know him.

Jed Lowrie will undergo plasma injections on his knee as he attempts to get back on the field after quite a few days spent on the IL.

Robinson Cano is much closer to returning and could be available as soon as this weekend.

Gary, Keith, and Ron had some fun with the broadcast when they got a box of cookies delivered to the booth.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Yankees by a score of 6-3.

The Marlins gave up seven home runs and still won against the Blue Jays in a wild game in Buffalo.

According to manager Don Mattingly, the members of the Marlins who are battling COVID-19 are all doing well and several could return to the team soon.

The Phillies and their bullpen continue to struggle and they dropped another game to the Orioles.

Anibal Sanchez was not good for the Nationals, forcing them to go to their bullpen early in the loss to the Mets.

Around Major League Baseball

Reliever Joe Kelly’s suspension was reduced from eight games to five after he appealed the decision.

Yankees’ slugger Aaron Judge was out of the lineup against the Braves with lower body tightness and it is unclear when he will be able to return to action.

The Red Sox placed Andrew Benintendi on the IL with a sprained rib cage after he fell running the bases in a loss to the Rays.

Cleveland placed pitchers Zach Plesac and Mike Clevinger on the restricted list after the pair broke protocols and went out in Chicago after a game.

Mo Gaba was just fourteen years old when he passed away after a long battle with cancer, but despite his young age he inspired his beloved Orioles and the city of Baltimore.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets opt-outs and how the team mishandled it was discussed.

Steve Sypa took a look back at the first no-hitter thrown in the Mets’ minor leagues.

Vasilis Drimalitis wrote about the Gsellman news.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey threw his first one-hitter in his Cy Young winning season.