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Mets Morning News: "Cheap Yankee Stadium home runs" abound, as the Mets out-bomb the Bombers!

Your Tuesday morning, post-Subway Series victory news, notes, and links.

Christopher Pasatieri

Meet the Mets

Guys, I don't know if you've heard, but the Mets have now beaten the Yankees five times in a row! Despite a pretty terrible performance from Bartolo Colon, the Mets were able to hit 4 dingers en route to what was probably their best win of the year. If you want to relieve all the magic (of course you do), you can check out the recap parade here: Amazin' Avenue,, Daily News, NY Post, NY Times, Newsday, Star-Ledger, ESPN New York

Mike Vacaro reminds us that even as the hype of the Subway Series was starting to fade, moments like last night are what draw us back in.

Howie Kussoy writes that both Curtis Granderson and Chris Young were enjoying themselves last night; Young because of the atmosphere, and Granderson because of the short porch.

Sandy Alderson admits that the closer position is up in the air, and suggests he'll leave the decision to Terry Collins.

Alderson also gave Terry Collins a huge vote of confidence, saying that he's done "an excellent job."

Marc Carig writes that Lucas Duda was the real shining star for the Mets last night, because of his glove.

Jacob deGrom will be returning to the Mets, which should bolster the bullpen a bit.

Mike Francesca went on a rant yesterday about the Mets refusing to appear on his show, in which he said he hoped the Mets "only have 10,000 people at Citi Field in a couple days." Hey, if you wanted guests from the Mets, maybe you shouldn't have, you know, dropped your coverage of them after 25 years?

Adam Rubin wrote about why Terry Collins isn't the Mets' biggest problem.

Johnette Howard says that even when you think the Wilpon empire is done, they keep coming back from the grave.

Around the NL East

The Nationals also hit four home runs last night, as they beat the D'Backs by a score of 6 to 5.

Yasiel Puig burned the Marlins last night, as the Dodgers stormed back to beat the fish by a score of 6 to 5.

Tyler Colvin lit up Atlanta pitching last night, as the Giants out-lasted the Braves by a score of 4 to 2.

Around the Majors

Jeff Sullivan shows us which pitchers are most, and least, likely to get homered off of.

Dave Cameron from FanGraphs "re-imagines" the game of baseball.

Major League Baseball is reviewing umpire Paul Nauert's touching of Torii Hunter's last night's benches clearing incident.

Jason Collette charted the number of Tommy John surgeries by year, and provided some commentary.

Bryce Harper is getting closer to recovery, as he had his stitches removed yesterday.

Craig Calcaterra writes that all of the buzz around the MLB document buying case has died.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the four game series with the Yankees; and yes, Aaron, Colon did not pitch well in Yankee Stadium.

Joe Sokolowski serves as the Mets interpreter, in "This Week in Mets Quotes"

Chris McShane revved up the Performance Meters for this week: pitchers can be found here, and position players can be found here.

Steve Schreiber looks back on some classic Subway Series moments.

Daniel Stein-Sayles writes that there should be a lot of optimism around Zack Wheeler.

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