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Mets Morning News: Scooter saves the day, Seth Lugo enters the rotation

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Meet the Mets

After needlessly getting everyone’s blood pressure up, the Mets walked away with a win after staying away from Seth Lugo. Predictably the bullpen blew it after another brilliant start by Jacob deGrom but Michael Conforto’s go-ahead home run in the ninth sealed the victory.

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According to manager Luis Rojas, Seth Lugo will be returning to the rotation indefinitely which is a gamble that might not pay off.

With Lugo moving to the rotation, Steven Matz will head to bullpen to hopefully turn his season around.

David Peterson underwent a MRI on his shoulder but it showed no damage and he was diagnosed with mild inflammation.

Fomer Met Cliff Floyd sat down for a Q & A to discuss the state of New York baseball.

The sale of the Mets is on the horizon and both bidders are deeply problematic.

Around the National League East

The Braves and Nationals were rained out in Atlanta.

After exiting his appearance early against the Mets, ambidextrous pitcher Pat Venditte was diagnosed with an oblique strain and could miss some time.

Jake Arrieta struggled in Philadelphia's loss to the Red Sox.

Around Major League Baseball

Reds announcer Thom Brennaman was caught on a hot mic saying a homophobic slur and was replaced in the booth innings later after issuing a weak apology.

Astros star Yordan Alvarez will undergo season ending surgery on his knee to repair a tear of his patella tendon.

Matt Harvey got the start for the Kansas City Royals and was a little shaky in his debut with his new team. He did get a vote of confidence from Jesse Winker who gave him a thumbs up after striking out, but Winker got the last laugh and took Harvey deep in his next at-bat.

Prospects Casey Mize and Dane Dunning both made their major league debuts as they faced off against each other but it was Dunning who came out on top in the White Sox’s win over the Tigers.

The Mariners designated Dan Vogelbach for assignment after he struggled mightily to start the season.

Fernando Tatis Jr. has sparked a debate about the unwritten rules in baseball, but the fact that they are unwritten means they were never rules to begin with.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

David Capobianco thinks its time the Mets move on from Wilson Ramos as the starting catcher.

Steve Sypa took a look back at when the Rumble Ponies were born.

On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, Steven Matz’s struggles, bright spots on the team, and the unwritten rules of baseball were all discussed.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Doc Gooden struck out his 200th batter of the year which made him the first National League pitcher in history to strike out 200 batters in their first two seasons.