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Mets Morning News: Another home loss to the Nationals, Harvey urged to ease up, Terry's returning

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

Joy R. Absalon-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Ho-hum: It was another Mets loss to the Nationals at Citi Field—even though it looked like the streak would end. That's a ten-game home losing streak to the Nats if you're scoring at home.

Postmortems: Amazin' Avenue (shortlong), MLB.comESPN.comTimesPostDaily NewsNewsdayStar-Ledger

Marc Carig at Newsday breaks down Matt Harvey's interview with ESPN Radio and how the righty knows that he needs to take it slow—despite hitting the 90s during a bullpen session.

Jenrry Mejia is OK, Terry Collins proclaimed before tonight's game. Mejia was ready if needed on Tuesday; obviously he wasn't needed.

Mr. Met became the latest celebrity (person? highly visible figure?) to take the ice bucket challenge. No word yet on who he challenged to take it next. Hopefully the suit is nice and dry for tonight's game.

Oh, and Terry Collins will apparently be back in 2015.

Around the NL East

The Braves finally got one against the Dodgers. Craig Kimbrel escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the 9th as Atlanta topped L.A., 3-2, at the Ted.

Missed opportunity for the Mets to move up: the Cardinals beat the Marlins, 5-2. They remain 2.5 back of Miami.

The Phillies were out west to take on the Angels in Anaheim; the Angels took this one 4-3.

Around the Majors

Remember when we wanted Troy TulowitzkiHe's done for the year as he'll have hip surgery.

A tough season got worse in Texas; Yu Darvish is headed for the DL with an inflamed right elbow.

Byron Buxton, the #1 prospect in MLB, suffered a vicious collision while playing for Double-A Fort Myers and had to leave in an ambulance. Let's hope he's okay.

The Cubs' Javier Baez is turning out to be a pretty good player.

And it looks like our friends in the Bronx are having some struggles of their own.

This Date In Mets History

Nine years ago today, Pedro Martinez had a no-hit bid in the eighth. And 45 years ago today, the Mets were 9.5 games out of first place behind the Cubs. (We seem to recall 1969 being a good year, though.)

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

More on Terry Collins' apparent return next year.

Why we should trust the Mets' medical staff and hope for Jenrry Mejia to continue pitching.

Breaking down Jacob deGrom's emergence as a top starter in the rotation.

Should David Wright bat at a different spot in the order?