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Mets Morning News: Late inning victory may serve to hamstring the Mets in the long term

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets won 4-2 over the Royals in 11 innings as Eric Young Jr hit a walk-off home run. David Wright left this game in the 10th when he strained his hamstring running to first base. Wright will go for an MRI today but it's looking likely he'll have to head to the disabled list. If so, Mike Baxter is on his way up from Las Vegas.

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With Carlos Torres having pitched in last night's game, Jeremy Hefner will move up to take today's start for the Mets. He'll face ex-Mets lefty Bruce Chen this afternoon at 1 PM.

David Wright wasn't the only injury casualty for the Mets, as Josh Edgin was DL'd with a fractured rib. Edgin is expected to miss at least 4-6 weeks. In his place, the Mets promoted old friend Pedro Feliciano, who got into last night's game. Bobby Parnell is also sidelined with neck pain, which may keep him out through the weekend.

John Sickels reviewed his Mets top 20 prospects list from the preseason.

Speaking of prospects, it sounds like Cesar Puello is prepared to accept a Biogenesis-related deal in the coming days.

Jordany Valdespin, Wally Backman, and Armando Rodriguez were suspended by the PCL for their parts in a bench clearing incident earlier in the week with the Sacramento River Cats.

At Fangraphs, Paul Swydan took a look at some candidates for Comeback Player of the Year and Marlon Byrd could be in the running for that award.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan wonders why we still care about the win.

Aaron Yorke has our series preview for the Mets and Royals.

Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report from Friday.

Brock Mahan looks back at August 2nd in Mets history.

Around the NL East

Suddenly, the Braves have won eight straight games as they defeated the Phillies 6-4.

Jose Fernandez struck out a career best 14 batters as he and the Marlins dominated the Indians 10-0.

The Nationals beat the Brewers 4-1.

Around the Majors

It sounds like Monday will be judgement day in the Biogenesis cases. It sounds like Alex Rodriguez's will fight anything that comes their way. Meanwhile, Nike has ended their relationship with Ryan Braun.

Chris Davis hit his 40th home run of the year, crushing the ball 442 feet.

A pair of Rockies minor leaguers were charged with first degree rape and could face life in prison without parole. Absolutely sickening.

Grant Brisbee searches for baseball's dumbest rule.

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