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Mets Morning News: Hollywood knocks around Harveywood

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

Stephen Dunn

Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey was not typical Matt Harvey and the Mets fell to the Dodgers 4-2 for the second night in a row.

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Dillon Gee matches up with ex-Mets lefty and Keith Hernandez favorite Chris Capuano as the Mets and Dodgers play the finale of their three-game set tonight.

Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler may be shut down eventually but Jenrry Mejia is not facing an innings limit this season.

Mark Simon wrote about Juan Lagares, looking at him offensively and defensively by the metrics and with a scout's view. He also took a closer look at the called strike three to Juan Lagares on Monday night.

Bobby Parnell had a favorable exam yesterday but he's not ready to begin rehabbing the herniated disk in his neck. In other injury news, Frank Francisco threw off of a mound but I'll be shocked if we ever see him again the way his season has gone.

Not swinging the bat has turned Ike Davis into a much better hitter since coming back from Las Vegas. But should we be worried about Ike's high BABIP? No, probably not.

Howard Megdal writes about what Wilmer Flores, Daniel Murphy, and the second base position. Flores, meanwhile, may be headed to the disabled list with a sprained ankle.

Say it ain't so but the numbers show that Matt Harvey has had it pretty easy in 2013, at least when it comes to the opponents he faces. Boy, the NL East sucks.

Yesterday At AA

Steve Sypa wrote up an international free agent profile on slugging first baseman Jose Abreu who defected from Cuba.

Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report from Tuesday.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the Phillies 3-1 last night. Dan Uggla is headed to the DL as he'll have Lasik surgery.

Adam LaRoche's home run propelled the Nationals to 4-2 victory over the Giants.

Jose Fernandez was excellent against as the Marlins shut out the Royals 1-0 in 10 innings.

Around the Majors

There's more info on the Braves fan who died after falling from the Turner Field upper deck.

In sad news, the Rangers released Manny Ramirez, depriving baseball of more of Manny being Manny.

Prince Fielder is having a down year but Torii Hunter lets on that Fielder may be going through some personal issues.

The Tigers did a great thing for one of their fans and his kids.

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