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Mets Morning News: Duda gets the big hit, Jeter makes the big GIF

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite a great pitching performance by Zack Wheeer, the Mets still found themselves one run behind the Brewers in the top of the ninth. That was amended when Lucas Duda smashed a two-run home run off of Francisco Rodriguez. New York won 3-2.

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Duda's career-high 17th home run of the season turned what could have been a tough loss into an exhilarating win for the Amazins.

Daisuke Matsuzaka went to get an MRI on his elbow yesterday. The swingman has been quite valuable for the Mets this season, so hopefully he turns out to be okay.

Andy Martino reports that the Mets would be willing to eat $2 million of Bartolo Colon's remaining salary in a trade of the 41-year-old starter.

Last weekend's Citi Field Sleepover was a great experience for fans of all ages.

Around the NL East

Domonic Brown notched a home runa and three RBI, pacing the Phllies in their 9-5 win over the Diamondbacks.

The 2015 option on Jimmy Rollins' contract just vested.

The mothership recaps the three most ridiculous games ever pitched by Greg Maddux. The Braves legend is being inducted into the Hall of Fame tomorrow.

Miami blanked the Astros thanks to a surprisingly awesome start by Brad Hand.

Ken Rosenthal says now is the time for the Marlins to trade their star slugger Giancarlo Stanton.

Tanner Roark continued his excellent campaign in Washington's 4-1 victory over Cincinnati.

Around the Majors

The amazing Yasiel Puig hit three triples in the Dodgers' win over the Giants.

Ryan Braun's great hitting this season has made it easier for fans to forgive him for his past treachery.

Chris Davis hit a home run in the 10th inning to lift Baltimore over Seattle.

The silent treatment that Derek Jeter gave Ichiro after the outfielder's first home run of the season resulted in one of the best GIFs of the year.

Jose Abreu continued his epic (for the post-steroid era) home run binge with his 30th home of the season.

Benjamin Morris of Five Thirty Eight knows that it's only appropriate to use numbers to show how awesome of a general manager Oakland's Billy Beane has been.

The Atlantic League is adding some new rules to speed up its baseball games. The commissioner's office will no doubt be keeping track of how players and fans react to the changes.

In other Atlantic League news, the Bridgeport Bluefish have presented what is perhaps the worst uniform of all time.

Yesterday at AA

Matthew Callan continued his 1999 series with the tale of the Mets trading Jason Isringhausen to Oakland.

Sean Cunningham offered a complete breakdown of Noah Syndergaard's 2014 season.

Brian P. Mangan tries to convince the Mets that it's time to free Wilmer Flores.

On this date in 1963, the Mets lost their 20th straight road game.