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Mets Morning News: Utley suspended, Reynolds promoted, Harvey looming

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

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

After an emotional Saturday night in Los Angeles, the Mets got a day off on Sunday. Tonight, the NLDS resumes with Game 3 in Queens. Matt Harvey will take the mound along with Brett Anderson for the Dodgers.

Terry Collins announced during a Mets press conference that Steven Matz will start Game 4 and Jacob deGrom will take the hill for Game 5 if necessary.

Matt Reynolds has not played in a major league game yet, but the Mets deemed him worthy of replacing Ruben Tejada on the NLDS roster.

Although Tejada has played in his last baseball game in 2015, Chase Utley might still have some work to do. The second baseman passed a concussion test but was then suspended from Game 3 and Game 4 by the commissioner's office.

However, Utley can still appeal the decision and suit up tonight regardless of the punishment.

To his credit, Utley reached out to the Mets clubhouse in an attempt to apologize for breaking Tejada's leg.

Could Michael Conforto start in left field against the left-handed Anderson tonight?

Tommy John has some advice for Harvey when it comes to hitting opposing batters and dealing with troublesome agents.

Around the NL East

The Good Phight isn't too happy about Utley being suspended.

Federal Baseball wonders if the Nationals will keep both Drew Storen and Jonathan Papelbon for 2016.

Around Major League Baseball

Chris Carter's three hits and Dallas Keuchel's seven excellent innings led the Astros to a 4-2 victory over the Royals in Game 3 of the ALDS.

During the game, Houston's Colby Rasmus hit a single off the Minute Maid Park roof in a very bizarre turn of events.

Troy Tulowitzki hit a big three-run home run for the Blue Jays that allowed Marco Estrada and company to cruise to a 5-1 victory at Texas.

Who is this mysterious bored fan and does he really care enough about the ALDS to follow it from Toronto to Arlington?

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Scot Cohen put Michael Conforto's Game 2 home run into historical context.

This date in Mets history

The Mets were dominated by Orel Hershiser in Game 7 of the 1988 NLCS.

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