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Mets Morning News: Four (five?) in a row

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

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Meet the Mets

It was rough sailing, but thanks to key plays from Francisco Lindor and clutch outings from Trevor May and Edwin Díaz, the Mets completed their sweep of the Marlins by winning 4-3 last night in Queens.

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Miguel Rojas and Jonathan Villar both hit home runs on the first pitch each of their teams saw, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau that is the first time that phenomenon has happened since at least 1985, the first year of reliable pitch-by-pitch data.

This was officially the Mets' fourth win in a row despite winning their last five games because of the quirks of finishing suspended games from April.

Zack Scott pleaded not guilty to DWI and other charges incurred from his arrest Tuesday morning in White Plains. He will next appear in court on October 7th.

The Mets placed Scott on administrative leave, with Sandy Alderson assuming GM duties with his son Bryn taking a more active role in the front office.

A lot is on the line for Alderson in the final month of the season, writes David Lennon.

The Mets claimed Brad Hand off of waivers from the Blue Jays, who designated the lefty for assignment earlier this week.

James McCann is aiming to return to the team for the weekend series in D.C.

The Mets are one of seven major league teams to have not hit the 85% vaccination threshold for tier-1 employees.

Around the National League East

The Braves came from behind and beat Colorado 6-5 last night in Denver. Adam Duvall hit a home run that landed in Pete Alonso territory at Coors Field.

The Phillies REALLY came from behind from down 6-0 to earn a 7-6 victory against the Nationals in D.C.

The Nationals released Starlin Castro immediately after his 30-day domestic violence suspension ended yesterday.

The Phillies are also amongst the seven teams who have not hit the 85% vaccination threshold for tier-1 employees.

Fish Stripes analyzed the sub-par living conditions amongst players in the Marlins minor-league affiliates.

After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets remain three games behind the Phillies in second place and five games behind the Braves in first place in the division.

Around Major League Baseball

The A’s pulled off an 8-6 win against the Tigers last night in Detroit, much in part to an early three-run home run from Mets legend Jed Lowrie.

The Giants regained their share of first place in the NL West with a 5-1 win over the Brewers in San Francisco.

MLB proposed a package that included a universal free agency age (29.5 years) and a $100 million payroll floor. The players union responded negatively to the proposal.

A Wilmer Difo error allowed the Cubs to walk off the Pirates 6-5 in 11 innings yesterday in Chicago.

Jerad Kelenic isn’t doing so hot, and Fangraphs analyzed why that might be.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Brian and Chris broke down a roller coaster of a week in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday David Peterson!