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Mets Morning News: Double the September baseball, double the fun (or something like that)

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

Maddie Meyer

Meet the Mets

The Mets split a doubleheader with the Marlins yesterday at Citi Field, falling in the opener 3-0 behind Carlos Torres, and winning the nightcap 3-1 with Daisuke Matsuzaka on the mound. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda hit home runs for the Mets in game two.

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The Mets look to take the series from the Marlins, as the two teams face off this afternoon at Citi Field. Dillon Gee faces off against Tom Koehler.

The Mets activated Jeurys Familia off of the disabled list prior to the start of yesterday's doubleheader. It's a pretty swift return for the righty, who was initially expected to miss the rest of the season.

Frank Francisco took a line drive off of his hand in yesterday's relief outing but avoided a fracture.

David Wright is getting closer to a return, one that could happen as soon as Tuesday against the Giants.

In the Daily News, John Harper writes that the Rockies are considering moving both Carlos Gonzalez and Troy Tulowitzki in order to start a rebuild. While the Mets would certainly be interested in Gonzalez, they don't appear to have the position player prospects that the Rockies are looking for.

Lucas Duda continues to audition for a job on the 2014 Mets' roster.

At Rising Apple, Danny Abriano writes about the Mets and spending money in 2014.

In case you missed it on Friday, the Mets' Class-A affiliate the Savannah Sand Gnats are the South Atlantic League champions.

Yesterday At AA

Daniel Convery has our final Daily Farm Report of the season, the Savannah Sand Gnats SAL Championship edition!

Around the NL East

The Phillies defeated the Nationals 5-4 yesterday.

Kris Medlen's start and Freddie Freeman's home run helped the Braves beat the Padres 2-1.

Around the Majors

David Lennon reported last night that there may be major changes coming to the Japanese player posting system, potentially put into place as soon as this November.

At, Anthony Castrovince has a great piece on how science and strategy may eventually be able to halt arm injury rates.

At Fangraphs, Carson Cistulli lists the top minor league starters by kwERA and Noah Syndergaard is 4th on that list.

Joey Votto hit a really long home run.

Rockies' first baseman Todd Helton is set to retire at the end of this season.

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