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Mets Morning News: Colon nearly perfect in Mets win, Tejada hit in head but cleared to fly

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

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The Mets got a series win in Seattle with a victory yesterday afternoon. Bartolo Colon was perfect through six-and-two-thirds innings before Robinson Cano singled to break up that bid. Up 3-0 at the time, the Mets wound up holding on for dear life and winning 3-2.

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Ruben Tejada was hit square in the head by a 94 mile per hour Taijuan Walker fastball yesterday and left the game, but he was cleared to travel with the Mets to Milwaukee.

Mark Simon of ESPN New York takes a look at why Jenrry Mejia and Jeurys Familia have been so good out of the bullpen this year.

Colon was so good in his start that he may soon be a goner, writes Jared Diamond in the Journal. Trading Colon makes plenty of sense for the Mets, of course. Colon doesn't know what the future holds, writes Mike Vorkunov.

Vorkunov also takes a stab at Jacob deGrom's case for the National League Rookie of the Year award.

Fangraphs takes a look at team pitching framing stats this season and finds the Mets leading the way.

Around the National League East

Before we get to the results of yesterday's games, the Phillies are apparently considering releasing longtime first baseman Ryan Howard after this season.

The Rockies finally did the rest of the National League East a favor and beat the Nationals.

The Braves took care of the Marlins with ease in a 6-1 victory.

And the Phillies topped off their evening with a loss to the Giants.

Around Major League Baseball

When acquiring one Texas Rangers closer doesn't work out, the best thing to do is acquire another one. That's what the Tigers did yesterday in trading for Joakim Soria. They gave up minor leaguers Corey Knebel and Jake Thompson in the process. Baseball Prospectus breaks down the trade.

Jeff Francoeur was recently promoted to the big leagues by the San Diego Padres, but before that, his teammates in Triple-A played another prank on him, locking him in a bathroom in their clubhouse.

Speaking of the Padres, Cameron Maybin was suspended 25 games for amphetamine use.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

We tried out a video recap of the Mets' first victory in Seattle.

Should the Mets consider trading for one of the Dodgers' surplus veteran outfielders?

Steve Sypa continued his international free agent series with a look at Misael Siverio.

A few years ago, Kevin Burkhardt interviewed Chris Rock on SNY while Louis C.K. sat next to him.

This date in Mets history: A couple years ago, R.A. Dickey struggled in a start against the Nationals en route to his Cy Young season.