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Mets Afternoon News: Please, just let me take one swing at Dinger

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

Doug Pensinger

Meet the Mets

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Mike Vorkunov looked at just how the 5th inning unraveled for Jenrry Mejia last night. It only took 19 pitches, too.

Juan Lagares is now the Mets everyday center fielder. Hooray for rationality!

Matt Harvey has reached another milestone in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Great stuff by Marc Carig, who explains why the Mets kept Lucas Duda over Ike Davis: it has to do with proprietary metrics on exit velocity off the bat that the organization keeps.

David Wright got into some bad habits over the last few weeks while trying to sell out for power.

Unfortunately, the Mets pitchers set a record for futility last night. #DHForever #PitchersHittingNever

The Mets have been great at stealing bases and preventing their opponents from stealing bases so far.

Mookie Wilson has changed his tune a bit, saying that the Mets could win 90 games and make the playoffs.

Gavin Cecchini has been raking of late for Low-A Savannah, as he collected three more hits last night. Meanwhile, Cecchini's Savannah teammate Rob Whalen was hospitalized with a hand infection and other teammate Jared King proposed on the field before the game.

Around the NL East

The Phillies beat the Nationals 7-2, while the Marlins fell to the Dodgers 9-7 in 11 innings, and the Braves dropped their 5th straight in a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Giants.

Around the Majors

The Rays have designated Heath Bell for assignment after the ex-Mets reliever was quite awful for them. I guess Tampa's black magic doesn't work on every relief pitcher.

Susan Slusser writes that the A's may deal from their strengths to try to address the back end of their starting rotation.

Blue Jays pitching prospect Marcus Stroman has been called up to pitch out of the Jays' bullpen. Maybe a preview of what the Mets could do later this season with their young pitching prospects.

A ball got stuck in the webbing of Jose Abreu's glove, so he threw the entire glove over to the pitcher for the out.

Yasiel Puig hit a mammoth home run and did an awesome bat flip. I love that guy.

Pretty unbelievable diving catch here by LSU's Jared Foster.

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