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Mets Morning News: The Francisco Lindor Game

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Francisco Lindor homered and whistled his way around the bases three times as he Earned His Pinstripes™©® in the Mets’ 7-6 win in the Subway Series rubber match against the Yankees.

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In response to the Yankees *****alleged***** sign stealing via whistles, Francisco Lindor punctuated his three-homer night by entering the Michael Jordan Zone.

Just as the Mets will have to ponder who to acquire this offseason, they will have to think about who they will keep.

Jacob deGrom may throw off of a mound at some point this week and it that goes according to plan, a return near the end of the season is on the itinerary.

With his recovery going tremendously well and ahead of schedule, Brandon Nimmo isn’t giving up hope on making a return this week.

As the second oldest active player in Major League Baseball, Rich Hill has a perspective of 9/11 that few in the league have: that of an adult in 2001.

Barring any additional unforeseen circumstances, Noah Syndergaard should be on a mound one day this week and in the majors shortly after that.

Later today, 41-year-old Rich Hill and 40-year-old Adam Wainwright will face off in a hotly contested battle of the olds.

I suppose it won’t be a surprise to find out that last night’s game was the longest nine-inning Subway Series contest in history.

Around the National League East

A rare solid start from Patrick Corbin and Alex Avila’s first home run of the year brought the Nationals to a 6-2 win over the foundering Pirates.

Aaron Nola struck out ten, but he also gave up three runs in a little over five innings as Philadelphia ended up on the wrong side of the Rockies’ 5-4 win.

Now that the Mets are in their rear-view mirror, the Marlins have re-entered Garbage Mode and took another loss at the hands of the Braves, this time in a 5-3 contest.

As a precaution, Marlins’ starter Edward Cabrera was removed from Sunday’s contest as a precaution with right toe issue.

With Andrew Knapp coming off of the COVID IL, the Phillies sent down replacement catcher Rafael Marchan and designated reliver Enyel De Los Santos for assignment.

Around Major League Baseball

Max Scherzer came within five outs of throwing a perfect game against the Padres in Los Angeles. Oh, and he also struck out the 3000th batter of his career, in the fifth inning.

Trailing only Randy Johnson, Max Scherzer reached the 3000K plateau in the second fewest innings ever.

Twenty years after the events that tragic day, the story of Carlos Delgado’s forgotten protest in the years following the attacks is coming back to light.

Tying Shohei Ohtani with his 44th home run of the year, five RBI are the only thing that stands between Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and the triple crown.

With their offense near the bottom of the rankings and their stadium not helping matters, the Cardinals will consider moving the walls at Busch Stadium in at some point in the future.

Following a bout with COVID-19, Cubs manager David Ross is happy to be back out in the world and with his team.

Between the end of Saturday’s game and the start of Sunday’s, the Blue Jays scored more runs in four innings against the Orioles than any team has in four innings in MLB history.

In what was somehow his third most impressive feat of the day, Max Scherzer pitched an immaculate inning.

Padres reliever Austin Adams tied and passed the expansion era record for hit batsmen in a season by hitting his 21st batter...and his 22nd...and also his 23rd...and nearly his 24th.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2015, the Mets proved that they just didn’t know how to lose.