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Mets Morning News: Goodbye Harvey, hello sadness again

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It's only hope that springs eternal, and that's the reason why: This dripping from my broken heart is never running dry.

Al Bello

Meet the Mets

Harvey day was the worst, you guys. In lieu of further thoughts, I will just point you to FAFIF's all-encompassing 2013 Mets game template, or alternatively, Daily Stache's twitter recap.

The Mets mercifully have a day off today, but if for some reason you want to read more about the Reds series, Mark Simon has your rather depressing 'met'rics.

Brian Costa thinks that Terry Collins deserves better than this Mets team. Him and the rest of us probably, but don't expect the calls for Wally Backman from #MetsTwitter to die down anytime soon.

Matt Harvey's postgame interviews are still awesome at least.

I know The 7 Line isn't as popular around these parts as others, but I still found this piece on the history of the site quite interesting. Full disclosure: I own a couple of his R.A. Dickey shirts, because I own all the R.A. Dickey shirts.

I was really looking forward to rooting for a Queens-based MLS team near Citi, right up until it was announced the Yankees and Man City would be co-owners. Way to go, Wilpons.

And Carson Cistulli has two Mets prospects on his Fringe Five this week. For more on the Fringe Five, as well as Wilmer Flores and Rafael Montero, check out my interview with Carson from last week's Amazin' Avenue Audio.

Yesterday at AA

Rob Castellano wondered if Wilmer Flores is a suitable replacement for the much-maligned Ike Davis at first base.

And This Date in Mets History celebrated Mike Piazza Eve, which of course mean today is Mike Piazza Day! Huzzah!

Around the NL East

The Phillies took the rubber game of their three-game tilt with the Marlins. For more, check out the recaps from The Good Phight and Fish Stripes.

The Braves completed a three-game sweep of the hapless Twins. At least the interleague series featured some good trash talk. (check out that bobblehead photo in the linked piece too, want want want)

Bryce Harper probably hits a bit better than Rafael Soriano's four-year-old. Just sayin'.

Around MLB

Here's all of Wednesday's action in one handy scoreboard. Of particular note, Andre Ethier sat again for the Dodgers, so let the Ethier-to-the-Mets rumors begin! And may God have mercy on all our souls.

And finally, everyone is having a bad year in Houston, even the vendors.