Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets fell to the Marlins 5-1 last night, snapping their 5-game winning streak.
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Collin McHugh faces off against Jose Fernandez and the Marlins this afternoon at 4:10 PM.
Terry Collins talked about his emotions during Johan Santana's no-hitter a year ago, saying that he was "sicker than hell".
Four Mets relievers have suffered setbacks in their recovery from injuries, the most recent being Jeurys Familia and Jenrry Mejia.
Tim Marchman writes about the "problem" of Lucas Duda not swinging enough.
David Wright starred in a commercial for the MLB all star game.
Yesterday At AA
Joshua Ryan was able to talk to Dwight Gooden and John Franco at SNY's plaza.
Joe Sokolowski has another edition of This Week In Mets Quotes.
Chris McShane writes that the Mets have found value in the bullpen with Scott Rice and Greg Burke.
Chris also continues tracking Matt Harvey's starts and he still compares pretty well with Doc Gooden's 1985 and Tom Seaver's 1973.
Brock Mahan looks back at May 31 in Mets history.
Greg Karam has yesterday's Daily Farm Report.
Around the NL East
The Phillies lost to the Brewers 8-5, despite Domonic Brown continuing his May assault on pitchers with two more home runs. Veteran reliever Chad Durbin was released by the team yesterday.
Washington beat the Braves 3-2 yesterday but the Nationals certainly aren't problem free. Stephen Strasburg left his start after two innings yesterday with what's being called an injured oblique. Also, Bryce Harper is likely DL-bound.
Around the Majors
Miguel Cabrera is incredible at hitting baseballs.
Rob Neyer wonders if the Nationals can be fixed.
There will be no International Draft until at least 2015.
The Yankees snapped their losing streak with a win over the Red Sox. Meanwhile, the cavalry arrived as Mark Teixeira and Kevin Youkilis were activated off the DL.
Grant Brisbee created a new category of bad trade to describe the Rangers' trade of Chris Davis to the Orioles.