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Mets Morning News: Mets fall thanks to very Familia script

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

Stephen Dunn

Meet the Mets

The Mets lost to the Angels last night 5-4 in extra innings after Jeurys Familia plunked Hank Conger with the bases loaded.

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Jon Niese faces Jered Weaver as the Mets and Angels play game two tonight at 9:05 PM.

Travis d'Arnaud hit his first dinger of the year in his return home.

An Angels fan violated the "no touching" rule last night when he reached out and touched Curtis Granderson's shoulder in the right field corner.

Chris Young is on his way back, as he'll head to Las Vegas to start a rehab assignment. There may be a four man rotation in the outfield when he returns.

Great piece from Tim Rohan on Terry Collins' endurance and his life in the game.

Toby Hyde opened up his mailbag to talk about Brandon Nimmo, Akeel Morris, and Jacob deGrom.

A trio of Mets prospects made Baseball America's prospect hot sheet.

Gonzalez Germen is one of a few young relievers lighting up the leaderboards and radar guns.

Here's a great GIF of Jenrry Mejia's glove toss from Thursday.

Yesterday At AA

Here's Matthew Callan's week by week retrospective of the 1999 Mets.

Chris Strohmaier says Juan Lagares needs to start in center field every day. Me:agree.

Aaron Yorke previewed the series with the Angels.

Around the NL East

The Phillies beat the Marlins, while the Braves came back to defeat the Nationals.

Around the Majors

Joel Hanrahan is set to showcase for teams next week.

Ryan Zimmerman turned a pretty nifty double play while avoiding a bat shard.

Madison Bumgarner popped a grand slam last night. That's cool!

The baseballs in Japan are livelier than they should've been!

BREAKING: Harold Reynolds said something stupid.

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