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Mets Morning News: d'Arnaud possibly concussed, Farnsworth nonplussed

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

Bryan Greene

Meet the Mets

Masahiro Tanaka shut down the Mets' offense on Wednesday night in the first of two at Citi Field after seeing the Mets sweep the Yankees in their two games in the Bronx. Rafael Montero made his debut for the Mets, giving up three runs in six innings of work, including three strikeouts and two walks. Both Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira went deep on Montero. The bullpen gave up a run of its own, and the Yankees rolled to a 4-0 victory to move the series to two games to one in favor of the Mets.

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The Subway Series ends tonight at Citi Field when both teams will see major league debuts for their starters. It will be 24-year-old right-hander Chase Whitley for the Yankees versus 25-year-old right-hander Jacob deGrom for the Mets. The game gets underway at 7:10 EST.

Kyle Farnsworth is angry at the Mets and hopes to catch on with a team who will face them often.

And lest Mets fans forget in the midst of a pretty bad week for the Yankees, spending lots of money can go a long way towards making up for bad luck.

Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer says that "it's highly unlikely" that one of their burgers was the cause of Lucas Duda's recent food poisoning.

Travis d'Arnaud underwent a series of concussion tests on Wednesday, one day after Alfonso Soriano's backswing found his helmet. He will go through more testing today.

Terry Collins laments the transitory nature of baseball's exciting young arms, recalling a conversation he had with Dr. Frank Jobe.

Left-hander Josh Edgin, who is currently on the temporarily inactive list for the 51s, has been dispatched to New York. A call-up may be imminent.

Bud Selig is not at all worried about the Mets' finances.

On this date in Mets' history, Pat Mahomes beat Philadelphia in his Shea Stadium debut.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan runs down the five next-greatest Mets moments in Subway Series history.

Jeffrey Paternostro lets us know what we can expect from Rafael Montero.

Colby Canetta apprises readers of the injury to Dillon Gee and the slotting of Jacob deGrom in his place.

Steve Sypa submitted a full report of the Mets' farm action from Tuesday.

And finally, Chris McShane covers the transfer of Bobby Parnell to the 60-day DL and the release of Kyle Farnsworth.

Around the NL East

The Braves fell to the Giants 10–4 as Julio Teheran struggled in his 3.1 innings of work. Have a look at the newest renderings of Cobb County stadium. Also, the Braves plan to stick with their six-man rotation indefinitely.

The Marlins clobbered the Dodgers 13–3 as Anthony DeSlafani made his major league debut. Michael Jong takes a look at whether or not the Marlins should pursue Jeff Samardzija.

The Phillies fell to the Angels and Garrett Richards on Wednesday night 3–0. The Phillies have been really terrible in their interleague games, going 128–165 in 18 years.

The Nationals rallied to beat Arizona 5–1. Garrett Hooe takes some time to analyze the 2014 struggles of Ian Desmond.

Around the Majors

In a season of incessant injuries to starting pitchers, perhaps no team has been more snakebitten than the Texas RangersMore bad news: they will be losing both Martin Perez and Matt Harrison for a significant period of time.

In response to the pitcher injury epidemic, Tom Verducci has a proposal.

The other injury epidemic is players damaging digits sliding into bases. Add Ben Zobrist to that list.

Both Jay Jaffe and Rob Neyer explore Mike Trout's recent struggles.

Players who have been nabbed for PED use show no appreciable improvement in performance.

Dirk Hayhurst looks at the difficult conditions in the minor leagues.

The error ruling in Yu Darvish's near no-hitter last Friday night against the Red Sox has been changed.

The Toledo Mud Hens' Ghostbusters night prompted Bill Murray to roll out his Harry Caray impersonation.

And Nelson Cruz has a special message for Justin Verlander.

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