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Mets Morning News: See you in 2014, Zack Wheeler

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Phillies 5-4 in just 6+ innings. They got home runs from David Wright and Daniel Murphy, and Juan Lagares hit a two run triple before the rains came down. Dillon Gee was serviceable in his start.

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The Mets go for the sweep of the Phillies this afternoon, though they'll have a tough assignment, as Carlos Torres faces off against Cliff Lee.

The Mets have shut down Zack Wheeler ahead of his final start due to what the team is saying is "normal" shoulder stiffness related to fatigue.

Travis d'Arnaud picked up a pair of hits yesterday and it looks like the catcher will maintain rookie status going into 2014. D'Arnaud also switched helmets, going to the hockey style mask to help protect him from concussions.

Adam Rubin has the Mets instructional league roster. There's a lot of good young players in Port St. Lucie, including the Mets' last three first rounders Brandon Nimmo, Gavin Cecchini, and Dominic Smith.

Around the NL East

The Nationals and Marlins were postponed yesterday and will play a doubleheader today. The Nats are set to recognize Davey Johnson before today's game.

The Braves lost to the Cubs 3-1 yesterday.

Around the Majors

Miguel Cabrera's groin injury is not good, says Jim Leyland.

Bucs Dugout has a flashback to the 1973 pennant race.

The Phillies have removed the interim tag from Ryne Sandberg's title.

Raul Ibanez ripped his 300th career home run.

Sewage once again flooded the dugouts and clubhouses of Oakland's O.Co Coliseum before the Athletics' game yesterday. Bud Selig says he's working towards getting the A's a new stadium but I think he's full of shit.

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