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Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
The Mets had a 4-0 lead as late as the sixth inning but wound up losing to the Dodgers in the twelfth inning. The loss made it a sweep for the Dodgers, who are a pretty hot team right now, just in case you haven't already heard.
Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue Final Score, Recap, Newsday, New York Times, Star Ledger, New York Daily News, New York Post.
When the Mets lose a game like that one, I look forward to finding out who lost the coin flip over at Faith and Fear in Flushing. It was Jason Fry last night.
Travis d'Arnaud can't wait to play in the big leagues, but he's still stuck waiting for John Buck's baby to be born. The Post talked to him about the delay.
The Wall Street Journal asks whether or not Noah Syndergaard can be the Mets' next great pitcher.
Mets pitchers have been pretty terrible at hitting, and Jorge Castillo writes about it for the Star Ledger.
Rising Apple would like to see a consistent Jon Niese from here on out.
The Wall Street Journal reports Matt Harvey's innings limit will be between 210 and 215 innings. He's at 165.2 innings right now, by the way.
LaTroy Hawkins was hit by a baseball in the process of giving up the lead last night.
Wilmer Flores's ankle feels a little bit better, which I suppose is better than feeling a little bit worse, and Jeremy Hefner has officially hit the disabled list with a partially torn MCL in his elbow.
Kevin Burkhardt talked to Chris Capuano about his season with the Mets.
Yesterday at AA
It was a relatively quiet day here, but in case you missed it: yesterday's morning news and farm report.
Around the NL East
The Marlins beat the Royals in a totally meaningful game.
The Braves beat the Phillies. The Good Phight didn't like that very much, but Talking Chop did and noted it was Brandon Beachy's first victory against Philly.
Last but not least, the Nationals beat the Giants.
Alfonso Soriano drove in a whole bunch of runs, which is a big part of the Pinstriped Bible recap.
MLB might introduce expanded instant replay in the playoffs this year. Craig Calcaterra wonders why this couldn't have been done earlier.
Someone pretended to be Shane Spencer and called into a sports radio station about steroids. Ted Berg has us covered. Speaking of Ted, he's asked Manny Ramirez to come play baseball with him and his friends in New York City.