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Mets Morning News: The Mets top the Yankees while the rest of the NL East all lose

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New York Mets related news and links for May 28, 2013

Elsa

There hasn't been a whole lot to celebrate over the course of the first two months of the season for Mets fans, but last night we saw them take the first game of the season against the cross-town rival Yankees. The Mets ended up winning 2-1, behind an excellent start from Jon Niese. The full boxscore can be found here.

Yesterday at AA

Mondays are player performance meter day at AA, and we had both hitters and pitchers for you.

Rob took on the question of whether or not Jack Leathersich is ready for the jump to NY.

Since we only get a Harvey day once out of every five, Chris took another in-depth look at the most recent outing from our young ace.

This date in Mets history saw Big Pelf and the Mets hold the Phillies scoreless for the third consecutive game.

Around Baseball

The mighty Braves fell to the Blue Jays yesterday, as Tim Hudson continued to struggle. The loss combined with the Mets win leaves the Mets only 10 games out of first.

The Phillies also lost yesterday, dropping a 9-3 contest to the Red Sox.

The Nationals couldn't gain any ground on the Braves yesterday, losing to the Orioles by a 6-2 score.

It turns out the Marlins are still a team, and unsurprisingly, they lost again.

They Angels win streak was ended at 8, as they lost to the Dodgers by a 8-7 score.

A top prospect that isn't Zack Wheeler was called up to the big leagues yesterday, as Nick Franklin got the nod in Seattle.