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Mets Morning News: Jeter walks off into the sunset, Harvey steals headlines by watching

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

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets played two games in Washington on Thursday. In the first, New York racked up 15 hits, including a go-ahead single from Matt den Dekker to defeat the Nats 7-4. In Game 2, Gio Gonzalez dominated to lead Washington to a 3-0 win and end the Mets' dream of a .500 season in the process.

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Sandy Alderson revealed last night that the mysterious Travis d'Arnaud injury is an elbow issue. The catcher reportedly thinks he can play through it this weekend, but that seems reckless.

Dillon Gee is frustrated with the way he's pitched since suffering a lat injury earlier this season.

Beat writer Anthony DiComo turned in the jinx of the century during Game 1 on Thursday.

The Mets are fortunate that their win yesterday even counted, because not many people were on hand to see it.

Around the NL East

The Good Phight tries to determine Kyle Kendrick's place in Phillies franchise history.

The versatility of Miami's Enrique Hernandez may lead to a starting role in 2015.

According to Talking Chop, it wouldn't be a bad idea for the Braves to give their open general manager job to interim GM John Hart.

Around the Majors

Playing the final home game of his illustrious career, Derek Jeter hit a walk-off single, and the Yankees beat the Orioles 6-5.

Controversy magnet Matt Harvey wasn't going to let the fact that the Mets were playing a doubleheader in Washington get in the way of witnessing the historic game live at Yankee Stadium.

Rodger Sherman writes that rooting for Jeter nowadays isn't just about rooting for Jeter.

After booting Kevin Towers from the role earlier this year, the Diamondbacks named Dave Stewart as their new general manager.

The Giants clinched a Wild Card berth when Milwaukee lost to Cincinnati on Thursday. The Brewers are now eliminated after leading their division for most of the campaign.

Yesterday at AA

Sean Cunningham told us why the Mets should avoid signing Cuban free agent Yasmany Tomas.

On this date in 1987, the Mets became the first New York baseball team to break a notable attendance barrier.