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Mets Morning News: Onesie for the road

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

The Onesie Squad

Meet the Mets

I suppose I don’t have to tell you that the Mets’ game against Atlanta last night was postponed due to some weather that was tremendously wet, from the standpoint of water.

At the same time, the team announced the makeup dates for the two games that fell victim to the perpetual dampness that engulfed New York.

Before leaving New York for the triple-digit heat of Arizona, the Mets dabbled in some high fashion.

Not a big fan of being booed, more hits like Francisco Lindor’s home run on Saturday night might be just what the crowd needs to be silenced.

It’s natural to think about the impact Noah Syndergaard’s setback will have on his on-field performance, but it could be argued that it means even more for his impending free agency.

With a fancy and fashionable protective mask, Kevin Pillar will be joining the Mets in Arizona along with Pete Alonso and Seth Lugo.

Of course, getting (a hopefully healthy) Pete Alonso back in the Mets’ lineup is what the kid’s call epic.

With Pillar’s activation, Mason Williams will no longer be joining the active roster, instead becoming a member of the Bench Mob’s slightly less talented cousin: the Taxi Squad.

Not yet ready to join any automotive or furniture gang are Luis Guillorme who will be starting rehab “soon” and J.D. Davis who began swinging on Sunday.

With pain still lingering, Brandon Nimmo is not currently swinging a bat and continues to wait for a pain-free experience.

Though their regulars will start to trickle back beginning this week, the Mets still see roles for Billy McKinney and Brandon Drury.

Around the National League East

Max Scherzer struck out ten Brewers, but with the offense being shut down by Brandon Woodruff, the Nationals took a 3-0 loss at the hands of Milwaukee.

Unlike the Nationals, the Phillies did score on Sunday, but they too took a loss, their’s coming in a 6-2 contest against the Rays.

An injury to Roman Quinn’s left Achilles tendon and a trip to the 60-day injured list will almost definitely end his 2021 season.

In the second year of a three-year deal, Nationals’ reliever Will Harris has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome and will undergo surgery on Friday.

Around Major League Baseball

In a busy morning of moves, the Yankees transferred Aaron Hicks to the 60-day injured list, signed and promoted Nestor Cortes Jr., and recalled Nick Nelson.

It’s not quite official yet, but signs are pointing towards Former Met Mike Montgomery opting out of his contract with the Yankees on June 1 in hopes of getting a major league opportunity.

Cubs’ starter Trevor Williams underwent an appendectomy on Sunday morning and will be on the shelf for an unknown amount of time.

According to reports, the Cubs’ low-A affiliate, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, told their players that they were “on their own” as far as finding a place to sleep with the team hotel totally booked.

When his 670th career home run sailed over the Dodger Stadium wall, Albert Pujols officially passed Babe Ruth in career extra base hits.

Assuming nothing goes wrong, Ke’Bryan Hayes will make his return to the Pirates when he is eligible to come off the 60-day injured list on Thursday.

Proving that not even MVP outfielders are immune to the power of pollen, Mookie Betts’ allergies kept him out of the Dodgers’ starting lineup on Sunday.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964, Ed Kranepool wrapped up 51 innings of baseball in a 48 hour span.