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Congratulations to Ruben Tejada on sending the few Citi faithful home happy with a walkoff double. While a win is always nice, yesterday's injury to Carlos Beltran may be more significant. Beltran will have an MRI on the injured knee today.
Ed Ryan keeps throwing some interesting names out there for next year's coaching staff. The latest: Orel Hershiser.
Two good articles on Ike Davis from yesterday. First, Davis shares some of his family's Holocaust stories with the New York Times. Significantly less important, Matt Cerrone gives his take on Davis' chances at a gold glove.
SBNation's Power Rankings have the Mets at #17, spotlighting the young guys as reasons for optimism. Of course, when SBNation names Oliver Perez as the face of the Met franchise, it's very hard to remain optimistic.
Cory Vaughn and Darrell Ceciliani were named as top 11 prospects in the New York Penn League by Baseball America.
Toby Hyde goes all small sample size on a reader who thinks that Dillon Gee is owed an apology.
And, finally, a new Kiner's Korner on Richie Ashburn.
Since I missed the Phillies division clinching yesterday, here is a video of the celebration. I really can't wait for the funner postseason. If you want to feel slightly better, the Reds managed to clinch too. The Pirates have clinched too.
FanGraphs dug a little and found Kenny Powers' stats.
Ken Burns may be offering a comprehensive look at modern baseball history, but he isn't covering everything.