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Mets Morning News: The Mets didn't lose to the Nationals last night!

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets and Nationals were rained out last night. They'll play two today, with the first game at 1:05 and the second at 7:05. Travis d'Arnaud won't play after suffering a yet-to-be-disclosed injury on Tuesday.

d'Arnaud's injury situation is far from the most public in the Mets organization, but David Wright may be sharing the rights to that title with Matt Harvey. The captain met the media yesterday and gave a status report on his shoulder—he'll undergo rehab instead of surgery, which should last around six weeks—while basically confirming that the injury was a little more severe than he portrayed to the media and everyone else.

Did you hear? Sandy Alderson and Terry Collins are coming back, which proves that the team is just settling for less. On the other hand, maybe it makes perfect sense to bring Alderson back. You decide.

It looks like Lucas Duda has the first base spot nailed down for next season.

Let's check in with Kevin Burkhardt, who traveled down memory lane with ESPN New York.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat the postseason-bound Pirates 6-2. The Phillies topped the Marlins 2-1 in Miami.

Could Philly be setting their sights on Japanese star pitcher Kenta Maeda?

Around the Majors

Remember that one guy who played third base for the Yankees before getting suspended for the entire 2014 season? Yeah, him. Well, Bud Selig says that he'll have a "clean slate" once he returns in 2015.

Who will be better over the next five years, the Yankees or the Braves?

Phil Hughes is now the single-season all-time record holder in K/BB ratio, ahead of a few Hall of Famers.

The Tigers have clinched their fourth straight postseason bid, while the Dodgers punched their ticket with an NL West-clinching win over the Giants. In a related story, Clayton Kershaw is ridiculous.

The Angels have shut Josh Hamilton down for the remainder of the regular season; he should be ready to go for the postseason, though.

Former major league Dave Stewart could be reunited with one of his former managers in Arizona; the Diamondbacks appear on the verge of naming him their new GM. Stewart played for current D-Backs head of baseball operations Tony La Russa in Oakland from 1986-92.

The Rangers are looking for a new manager. It won't be former Ranger Michael YoungOr will it?

Yesterday at AA

Podcast time! Jeffrey and Greg talk Jacob deGrom, among other things, and answer a few emails.

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