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Jim Bowden has five trades that make sense for both sides, including ones involving such names as Ben Zobrist, Starlin Castro and Carlos Gomez.
Also for Las Vegas, Dillon Gee picked up a complete-game win, and Darrell Ceciliani had three hits.
Noah Syndergaard pitched eight shutout innings, and Lucas Duda hit a 462-foot home run -- the longest hit by a Met at Citi Field -- on Monday night.
Noah Syndergaard carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and made New York Mets fans forget about another suspension for Jenrry Mejia.
Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie's latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego
GM Sandy Alderson said the New York Mets' discussions concerning acquiring Troy Tulowitzki from the Colorado Rockies 'involved more than an inquiry.'
For the first time since beginning a rehab assignment on Saturday, Travis d'Arnaud has caught a full game.
Noah Syndergaard shines in Mets' 4-0 win
The RHP took a perfect game bid into the 7th, and he struck out nine, walked none and gave up three hits through 8 innings of shutout ball vs. the Padres. Tyler Clippard tossed a scoreless 9th in his first game with the Mets. Box score
Syndergaard's perfect game bid ends in 7th
Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back singles to open the 7th for the Padres' first hits of the game. However, Noah Syndergaard escaped the jam by getting Matt Kemp to pop out and Justin Upton to ground into a double play. The Mets still lead 2-0. Follow live
Syndergaard perfect through 5
The Mets rookie has struck out 6 Padres over 5 innings, throwing 71 pitches. Lucas Duda's 2-run HR has provided the game's only offense. Follow live
GM Sandy Alderson said the strained lat muscle on Steven Matz's left side hasn't improved enough for the rookie to be cleared for throwing.
Duda's long blast gives Mets early lead
Lucas Duda's 2-run HR off James Shields in the 1st gave New York a 2-0 lead. Duda's shot was calculated at 462 feet, the longest ever by a Mets player at Citi Field. Follow live
With Jonathon Niese returning from paternity leave, the Mets demoted Logan Verrett to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Juan Lagares, who has been struggling against right-handers, will sit for the third straight game in favor of Kirk Nieuwenhuis.
Tyler Clippard was drafted by the New York Yankees and made his debut against the New York Mets at Shea Stadium in 2007.
New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, his second PED-related suspension.
Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games
The Mets reliever already served an 80-game suspension earlier this season for a PED violation. According to MLB, Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone.
Manager Terry Collins said Mets captain David Wright could play in a minor league game in one week, but Wright downplayed a target date for games.
Tyler Clippard spent seven seasons with the Nationals before getting traded to the A's in January. Now with the rival Mets, Clippard is not prepared to anoint the Nats division champs just yet.
Clippard on Nats: 'They're beatable'
New Mets reliever Tyler Clippard isn't ready to crown the Nats division champs just yet: "There's no perfect team in baseball right now. Everybody can go on skids. ... Obviously they've battled the injury bug this year. I think they're getting a couple of guys back today (Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman). But you never know."
Mets should make Gomez next acquisition
ESPN Insider Jim Bowden says the New York Mets would cap a successful trade run by getting OF Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers along with LHP Neal Cotts. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see
Center fielder Brandon Nimmo has been promoted from Double-A Binghamton to Triple-A Las Vegas.
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