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Mets Morning News: Yankees swept aside, Tejada hits DL, Niese to miss next start

New York Mets related news and links for the final day of May, 2013 (Now with 100% more WIN METHOD)


The Mets faced the Yankees yesterday, looking for their fifth straight win. Dillon Gee responded with his best game of the season, and the offense did just enough to beat the Yankees 3-1. That's the first time the Mets have swept the Subway Series with the Yankees, and I'm sure it absolutely shocked those who subscribe to the Win Method. The full box can be found here. The Mets are now 9 games behind the division leading Braves, but have a 10.5 game lead over the last place Marlins.

Speaking of fish that feed at the bottom, up next for the Mets will be the last place Marlins. The opener will feature Jacob Turner, who is making his season debut against the Mets this evening. Shaun Marcum will be starting for the Mets on Friday, while Colin McHugh will start in place of the injured Jon Niese on Saturday.

Speaking of injuries, Ruben Tejada will be out of action for a few weeks with one. He hit the DL yesterday, and was replaced on the roster by Omar Quintanilla.

Yesterday at AA

Those of you who that have questions about the prospects coming through the Mets system may want to send them to the prospect mailbag. Rob took the time to answer a few yesterday.

May 30 in Mets history was a big one for the future of the franchise, as Zack Wheeler was was born on that day.

Chris Meehan wrote a bit about David Wright, going all the way back to his time in A ball. Matthew also took a stroll down memory lane, looking back at the Matt Franco game.

Around the NL East

The Braves maintained their 9-game lead over the suddenly red hot Mets by rolling over the Blue Jays last night.

Tha Marlins continued to do what the Marlins do in 2013, losing to the Rays 5-2. They could potentially be 20 games back of the division leading Braves before the end of May.

Lou Ferrigno wasn't enough to inspire the Phillies to beat the Red Sox, as they dropped last night's game 9-2. Reinforcements are on the way though, as the Phillies signed Andy Gonzalez to a minor league deal.

Rounding out play in the NL East were the Nationals, who lost a 2-0 game to Freddy Garcia and the O's.

Around Baseball

The Royals and Cardinals had to wait out a lengthy rain delay in order to finish last night, in a game that would have ended with a different result if the game was called as opposed to waiting out the storm.

Remember in the days leading up to the 2010 draft, the talk surrounding among Mets fans seemed to be that they preferred power hitting outfielder Josh Sale to Matt Harvey? We all know what Harvey has been doing with the Mets, but what about Sale? It turns out he's not such a wonderful human being, and that he's now been suspended indefinitely by the Rays.

In the days leading up to the draft, one of the big questions out there is what the Astros are planning to do with the #1 overall pick. Baseball Nation takes a look at why they might be thinking what they are rumored to be thinking. BtB ran an article asking if they needed to draft an "ace".

JD Sussman wrote about prospects' age and what it means over at fangraphs.