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Mets Afternoon News: One down, two to go!

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

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Here's how you can watch Game Two of the NLDS tonight! Noah Syndergaard says he isn't worried about pitching on the road.

Daniel Murphy scalded his home run so hard that he branded his name on the ball. Seriously. And what a moment for David Wright, who has been waiting for something like this for 9 years. It's been a long time coming for he and Murphy, among others. If this is it for Murphy with the Mets, he wants to make it memorable.

Clayton Kershaw was frustrated again but tipped his hat to Jacob deGrom. Here's how the Mets ace dominated the Dodgers. Terry Collins all but ruled out using deGrom in game four. It's great to see the Mets young aces on the national stage.

Marc Carig wrote about the anatomy of the Mets' trade deadline turnaround, while the Daily News visited Cuba to learn about Yoenis Cespedes' humble beginnings.

Bill Maher and Steve Cohen are better investors than David Einhorn, says Mike Ozanian in Forbes. Meanwhile, despite the small budget they have high expectations. The dichotomy between the rich and prudent franchises in this series is obvious. Hey look, our own Kate Feldman wrote a piece on celebrity fans of the two teams for the Daily News! Hi, Kate!

Scott Boras says that Matt Harvey gave up his elbow ligament to the Mets in 2013. Oh, okay Scott.

Despite a hiccup last night, Tyler Clippard will remain Jeurys Familia's primary setup man.

"Follow Lucas Duda" is MLB's best Instagram account.

Finally, the Grateful Dead helped one lifelong Mets fan understand the Mets.

Around the Playoffs

John Lackey and the Cardinals shut out the Cubs 4-0.

The Royals evened the ALDS, beating the Astros 5-4 yesterday, while the Rangers beat the Blue Jays in extra innings. Instant replay was cruel to the Blue Jays in that game. Is this it for Toronto?

Playoff baseball is both the best and worst thing.

What should we think about the Mets and Dodgers not being able to beat good teams?

There were lots of great GIFs in yesterday's playoff games.

Steven Matz and Marcus Stroman faced off as Long Island High Schoolers in a game widely attended by scouts.

Around the Majors

The Qualifying Offer for free agents this offseason is $15.8 million.

Karl de Vries at Fangraphs looked back at some bold 2015 predictions.

Awkward: Tigers GM Al Avila says re-signing catcher Alex Avila is "not a priority" and expects him to sign elsewhere. Alex Avila is his son. That's gonna make a weird Thanksgiving.

This Date In Mets History

Former Mets top prospect Fernando Martinez turns 27 today, if you'd like to feel really old.

Yesterday At AA

Here's the Mets NLDS roster. Should Dilson Herrera have made the Mets roster? We looked at the lifetime stats facing Clayton Kershaw.

Mets killers Jimmy Rollins and Chase Utley are on the Dodgers' roster. We explored the tendencies of Dodgers hitters.

I wrote all about how to frontrun with the Mets for the casual/non-Mets fan.

We have all the best Mets quotes from the past week.

What's the postseason without a little Mets NLDS history?


We used math to identify the most exciting postseason rotations.

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