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Mets have three regulars back, and this should spark the team

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Apr 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three RBI home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts in the dugout after hitting a three RBI home run against the Philadelphia Phillies during the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
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It’s a big weekend for the Mets in Atlanta.

Coming off Friday night’s loss, there’s still excitement in the air for the Mets. Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, and Yoenis Cespedes are all finally back.

Will this be the added boost needed for the team? Well, yes. It should be at least.

Here we have two starters who have not pitched all season due to their respective injuries. They should be feeling hungry, and excited to return. To get out on that mound, strike their opponents out, and lead their team to a win. Lugo and Matz have not been able contribute all season, and it’s finally their turns to do so.

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Plus, after Lugo’s stellar performance in the World Baseball Classic for Puerto Rico, we can hope (and assume) that he’s especially been itching to get back in on the action.

Matz will start the second game of the doubleheader on Saturday evening, and Lugo will start the Sunday game. If both pitch well, this is huge — and the Mets will most definitely start to utilize a six-man rotation.

It’s no secret that  the Mets rotation is not what everyone expected it to be, and hopefully having these two regulars back will start to get everything back on track.

And now… Cespedes returns.

Yo is finally back. Surprisingly, the Mets bats have not been entirely dead this season, with Michael Conforto, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, and Wilmer Flores all stepping up. But, Cespedes’s bat being back in the lineup should be a much needed added boost. He was the spark for the team when he came to the Mets back in 2015, and hopefully his return from the DL will follow similar suite.

If Cespedes comes back as powerful as he can be, he will energize his teammates. It’s as easy as that.

But, it’s important to note that it has been a while since all three have played, and the Mets will be taking it easy on them. This makes sense though, as no one wants to risk losing any of them again for an extended amount of time. Plus, they may be rusty. It may take a bit to get back into the swing of things.

Next: Could Harvey fill in the closer role?

Regardless of everything though, it’s exciting to have Lugo, Matz, and Cespedes back. Their presence should positively affect their teammates, and hopefully, revitalize everyone.

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