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Mets Morning News: Hefner pitches well, but Mets lose anyway

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New York Mets related news and links for April 26, 2013

Mike Stobe

The Mets lost the final game of their series with the Dodgers yesterday, dropping the game 3-2 despite Jeremy Hefner's best outing of the season. I guess every game game end in a walk-off grand slam, the full box score can be found here.

Next up for the Mets will be the Phillies. Kyle Kendrick and Dillon Gee will get that series underway on Friday.

The PCL saw a reunion from some Mets teams of the past, as both Wally Backman and Howard Johnson are both spending the season at Triple-A.

Yesterday at AA

Amazin' Avenue Audio launched Episode 17 yesterday, you can listen to it here.

April 25 in Mets history saw David Wright become the all-time leader in RBIs.

Ben took a look at whether or not we should start thinking about extending one of our young starters, and it wasn't Matt Harvey.

Around Baseball

The Nationals finally got back to winning ways, beating the Reds by an 8-1 score. You can tell they are still new to the whole winning thing, as they decided yesterday's game was enough to warrant a Gatorade shower.

The Phillies didn't have the same sort of dominant itching as Washington, and ended up dropping a 6-4 game to the cross-state rival Pirates.

Rounding out NL East play last night, the Marlins continued to do what they do best, losing 4-3 to the Chicago Cubs. I'm shocked that they managed to draw over 15,000 fans for that game, but I guess the Cubs are probably a pretty good draw.

Remember seeing Jean Segura "steal" first base? MLB has stepped in and clarified that this shouldn't have been allowed.

Over at FanGraphs, Alex Remington took a look at handedness in baseball to see if there are any changes in trends.

Speaking of handedness, BtB took a look at why Stephen Strasburg is dominating left-handers.