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11:10 AM ET, May 3, 2021

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Deesha Thosar / New York Daily News:
Mets win another ridiculous game over Phillies  —  PHILADELPHIA — Jonathan Villar caught the Phillies sleeping, took a quiet trip around the bases and sparked a six-run Mets rally that represented their best offensive production of the year.  The Mets needed every single one of those six runs …
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Tim Healey / Newsday:
Mets beat Phillies on Michael Conforto's ninth-inning home run  —  PHILADELPHIA — Even on a day when the Mets won — 5-4 over the Phillies — they lost.  —  Brandon Nimmo left Saturday's game in the middle of his seventh-inning at-bat because of a bruised left index finger.
Tim Healey / Newsday:
Marcus Stroman hurts hamstring, benches later clear as Mets lose to Phillies  —  PHILADELPHIA — The benches and bullpens cleared during a late-inning dust-up between Dominic Smith and Jose Alvarado, owner Steve Cohen tweeted a health update about Marcus Stroman, and the Mets lost to the Phillies …
From the Corner of Edgar & Dave:
Mariners Recall RHP Erik Swanson From Alternate Training Site  —  RHP Casey Sadler placed on 10-day Injured List with right shoulder inflammation (retro.  May 1).  —  MarinersPR  —  SEATTLE, Wash. — Seattle Mariners Executive Vice President & General Manager of Baseball Operations Jerry …
Gordon Wittenmyer / NBCSports.com:
Strop takes personal leave, return to Cubs uncertain  —  Popular Cubs reliever Pedro Strop has taken a leave of absence from the team for personal reasons.  —  He posted an Instagram story Sunday showing him at home in the Dominican Republic.  It's unclear when he might return.
ESPN:
MLB hopes offensive numbers perk up after historically rough April for hitters  —  MLB hitters hope that turning the calendar will also turn the page on an anemic April for offenses around the league.  —  Major league batters are hitting just .232 overall through April …
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
Nate Ulrich / Akron Beacon Journal:
Paul DePodesta: Round 2 pick Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah could have been Browns' Round 1 choice  —  The Browns got a player well into the second round who they considered taking in the first round.  —  After the Browns drafted Notre Dame linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah 52nd overall after trading …
ESPN:
Roberto Alomar placed on MLB ineligible list over 2014 sexual misconduct allegation  —  Roberto Alomar, who had been serving as a consultant to Major League Baseball, has been placed on the league's ineligible list after an investigation into a 2014 sexual misconduct allegation …
Kristie Ackert / New York Daily News:
Yankees Notebook: Darren O'Day goes on the IL with ‘cranky’ shoulder  —  Darren O'Day was placed on the injured list with a right rotator cuff strain on Saturday.  The Yankees' side-armer has been dealing with a “cranky” shoulder all season.  He will be shut down for a few weeks, Aaron Boone said.
Discussion: MLB Trade Rumors
Gabe Lacques / USA Today:
MLB April takeaways: The Giants built a rotation from scratch - and may be creating a juggernaut  —  They will finish April in first place or within a whisper of it, the definition of a Nice Little Story if ever there was one.  —  Yet while the San Francisco Giants' 16-9 start has a nifty narrative …
 
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