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Mets Morning News: Captain Wright ties it and then the Dude abides

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.


Meet the Mets

Mariano Rivera opened last night's game on the mound and then closed it on the mound, as the Mets rallied for two runs to win it 2-1 in walk-off fashion. Matt Harvey was fantastic over 8 innings, allowing just a single run but the Mets' offense was quiet against Hiroki Kuroda.

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The Subway Series heads out to the Bronx as Jeremy Hefner faces off against David Phelps in game three.

Doc Gooden says that Matt Harvey should start the All-Star game, while David Lennon crowns Harvey the King of New York. Scott Boras talked about the wisdom of long term contract extensions in relation to Harvey.

While a number of players have been disappointments early on, Daniel Murphy seems to have improved on both sides of the ball.

John Sickels compared Mets' prospect Cesar Puello to Dodgers' outfield prospect Joc Pederson. Speaking of outfield prospects, Brandon Nimmo was back in the lineup for Savannah. At, Kiley McDaniel's latest mock draft had the Mets taking HS outfielder Austin Meadows with their first round draft pick.

Yesterday At AA

Lee Mazzilli is #33 on the Mets' top 50 list.

Ben Berkon looked at some realistic outfield trade targets, Joc Pederson included.

Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report from Tuesday.

On this date in Mets history, El Duque won his Mets debut.

Around the NL East

Cliff Lee pitched well and Jonathan Papelbon saved it, as the Phillies beat the Red Sox 3-1 in Boston. Domonic Brown picked up the NL Player of the Week award.

Brian McCann's two home runs propelled the Braves to a 7-6 victory over the Blue Jays.

The Rays walked off against the Marlins, beating them 7-6.

The Nationals smacked around Kevin Gausman as they defeated the Orioles 9-3.

Around the Majors

Brewers' shortstop Jean Segura is off to a great start and yesterday, he collected 6 hits in a game.

Sad news yesterday as renowned orthopedic surgeon Lewis Yocum passed away at age 65 from liver cancer.

Yu Darvish is really good at hurling baseballs towards home plate at high velocities.

Mariners' manager Eric Wedge blamed sabermetrics for the demise of infielder Dustin Ackley. Damn those sabermetrics! I hear they killed the dinosaurs, too.

Eno Sarris spoke with Stanford outfielder and potential first round pick Austin Wilson.

Twins' pinch hitter Chris Colabello was wearing the wrong uniform.