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Mets Morning News: Choo walkoff assures loss, Alderson wants to see Harvey pitch

New York Mets related news and links for September 24, 2013

Kirk Irwin

The Mets started their penultimate series of the season last night, and lost to the Reds on a Shin-Soo Choo walk off. Choo hit his walk off single in the tenth inning off of Sean Henn, and it can be seen here. To see what everyone else did last night, check the box score.

Want a silver lining to last night's game? The Choo walk-off left the Mets in a position to make the player a big offer without having to forfeit a first round draft pick if he accepts. Had the Mets won last evening, they' be ahead of (or behind if you will) the Phillies in the reverse standings.

The Mets want to see Matt Harvey throw a few times before deciding that Tommy John isn't actually the best option. As a Mets fan, this terrifies me.

Yesterday at AA

There are still two games to play against the Reds this season, and Aaron previewed that series for us.

Jeff gave us an idea of what he saw from Persio Reyes.

Around Baseball

The five NL teams to make the post-season have now been decided. The Reds beat the Mets, the Pirates beat the Cubs, and the Nats lost to the Cards last night. The only thing left to be decided in the National League is the division winner, and the Cards currently have the edge there.

The AL is a bit more open, although none of the divisional titles are in any sort of doubt. The Red Sox and A's have both clinched, and Detroit has all but done the same. The two wild card spots are still in play though, and a trio of teams are realistically in the picture.

The Rays won against the Orioles again, giving themselves a one-game cushion over the 5th place Indians and a two-game cushion over the Rangers.

The Indians had the evening off, but the Rangers drew a bit closer to them with a 12-0 victory over the Astros.

The Royals, Yankees, and Orioles are all still mathematically in the hunt, though two of those three teams could be eliminated tonight. We know the Orioles lost to the Rays, while the Yankees had the evening off. The Royals managed an extra inning win though, to close within three games of the final wild card spot.