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Mets Morning News: Wheeler pitches well, Lagares and Granderson injured

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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Norm Hall

Meet the Mets

Good morning Mets fans! Even though the Mets won last night, they paid a toll to do so by losing both Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to injury. Adam Rubin reports that Granderson, who hit his arm on an exposed outfield stanchion, didn't break anything, but will be monitored because of soreness. Lagares, who appeared to hurt his hamstring as he legged out a double play, is likely headed for the DL.

If you want to re-live the good moments of last night's win, and yes there were quite a few, you can check out the recaps listed here:, ESPN New York, Newsday, Newark Star-Ledger, New York Times, Daily News, NY Post.

Andy Martino questions why young players are having Tommy John surgery, and if it begins with improper development in youth leagues.

Mike Puma writes that Zack Wheeler finally picked up the slack. Wheeler told Adam Rubin that it had a lot to do with him changing his delivery.

Amazin' Avenue community member Astromets wrote up a great review of Wilmer Flores' defense.

Greg Prince reminds us that, just when we think things are going poorly, it can always be worse - you could be the Mets closer. I guess you could also just be a Mets fan...

Matt Harvey attended a Knicks game, and the world imploded in expected fashion.

Mets co-owner Bill Maher has been feeling pretty "green" in his political views lately. #NOPOLITICS

Around the NL East

The Braves and the Phillies decided to play home run derby last night, as the folks from Atlanta outlasted the Philladelphians by a score of 9-6.

The Nationals, led by Bryce Harper, put a drubbing on the Marlins by a score of 9-2.

Around the Majors

Bryan Grosnick wants to know why we've started to hype up young pitchers, all of the sudden?

Jay Jaffe writes that this weekend's instant replay mistakes have gotten opponents of the system riled up.

Carson Cistulli ranks the best center field camera angles in baseball.

Eno Sarris writes about the mystery of Tony Cingrani's fastball.

Jesse Katz documents Yasiel Puig's incredible journey from Cuba to the Majors.

Dave Cameron writes about how the new strategy in baseball is to just let the ball fall!

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke, masters of previews, took a look at the series in Arizona.

Chris McShane rolled out the Player Performance Meter for this week. Pitchers can be found here, and position players here.

Jeffrey Paternostro took a look at pitching prospect Rainy Lara.

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