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Mets Morning News: A "slide" which will live in infamy

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Your Sunday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Mike Vaccaro said that Chase Utley is going to learn how New Yorkers treat dirty players tomorrow night.

John Harper suggested that the dynamic of the series has been changed now.

Ken Davidoff noted that the back of the Mets bullpen has been an issue the whole season.

Fred Kerber noted that Tejada's injury overshadowed Noah Syndergaard's great performance.

Brian Costa opined that it's time to stop middle-infielder injuries.

In some good news, Rusty Staub will be back at Citi Field for Game 3.

Former manager Dusty Baker said that Joe Torre must suspend Chase Utley.

David Lennon said that the Dodgers better be on alert for incoming baseballs on Monday.

Dave Cameron wrote at Just a Bit Outside that MLB absolutely must change the rules to protect middle-infielders.

Around the Playoffs

The Cubs exploded in the second inning, as they cruised to a 6-3 victory. As the scene shifts to Wrigley Field, the series is tied, and the pitching matchup will be be Jake Arrieta against Michael Wacha.

Tyler Kepner noted that Trevor Rosenthal likes to pick Bob Gibson's brain, and is a student of the game.

Adam Wainwright's return to the mound as a reliever has been important to the Cardinals.

The scene shifts to the American League today, with both ALDS games on the slate.

The Washington Times profiled Roberto Osuna, who went from picking vegetables to becoming the Blue Jays closer.

Around the Majors

Bryce Harper continued his trend of unique hairstyles with his newest masterpiece.

Chad Jennings looked at which Yankees will be back next year.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane recapped what happened on the play that broke Ruben Tejada's leg.

Jeffrey and Steve Sypa shared their reaction on Amazin' Avenue Audio's postgame show.

Eric recapped some of the reaction to Chase Utley's dirty slide.

The Mets released fourteen minor leaguers, which Lukas Vlahos discussed.

Kevin Palermo looked back at underrated Game 1 moments.

Eric noted that Noah Syndergaard is the third-youngest Mets playoff starter.

This Date in Mets History

On October 11, 1969 the Mets began their first World Series.

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