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Mets Afternoon News: Mets finally manage to reel in the Nationals at home

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Jon Heyman reports that Terry Collins is likely safe for next year due to the Mets strong finish and support from ownership. Collins, meanwhile, is happy for the success that outfielder Chris Young is having across town. Collins has had his issues with balancing the present with the promise of the future.

After last night's victory, Jenrry Mejia added a hook and reel to his typical "backbreaker" celebration and this apparently made media folks upset for some reason. Mejia said that the celebrations are just his way of enjoying the game and he's not showing up opponents. Personal opinion: if opponents are offended, beat him on the field.

Wally Backman is joining the Mets coaching staff for the remainder of the regular season. Why do the Mets keep blackballing him?

Daniel Murphy is day-to-day after taking a pitch off his wrist on Thursday. It sounds like Dana Eveland may be finished for the year with his elbow barking.

Toby Hyde looked at the Mets prospects whose rankings are rising in the system.

Around the NL East

The Phillies beat the Marlins 3-1 on Cody Asche's walkoff home run, while the Braves fell 2-1 to the Rangers.

Around the Majors

Orioles slugger Chris Davis was suspended for 25 games for amphetamine use.

On the heels of all that the NFL has dealt with over the past week, Bud Selig says he can't recall the last domestic violence issue in Major League Baseball.

Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas is getting closer to becoming a free agent.

Grant Brisbee wrote about the range of emotions surrounding Giancarlo Stanton's injury.

Great story here: the White Sox honored a scout who saved victims in an ugly car crash.

Here are 10 of the best current contracts in MLB.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan's look back at the 1999 Mets continues with the burning of Atlanta.

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