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Mets Morning News: Mets rout Dodgers in Game 3, have chance to advance tonight against Clayton Kershaw

Your Tuesday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Dodgers with ease in Citi Field's postseason debut. It was a spectacular night, as the team nullified the three runs Matt Harvey allowed in the second inning almost instantly. That inning started with an infield single that Yoenis Cespedes hustled out like hell—something he's routinely done but often goes unnoticed. Harvey wasn't spectacular, but he was good enough.

Choose your recapAmazin AvenueFaith and Fear in FlushingNewsdayTimesMLB.comPostDaily NewsRecordStar-Ledger, or Wall Street Journal.

During player introductions, the Mets had Ruben Tejada come out to the field, cast on his leg and cane in hand, to one of the loudest ovations any Met has ever gotten.

Long Island's Steven Matz is set to start Game 4 tonight opposite Clayton Kershaw.

Here's an inside look at Curtis Granderson's diet. On top of his famous love for salmon, he apparently loves mac and cheese.

Dodgers fans were none too happy with last night's game. Mets fans were none too happy with Chase Utley, who didn't play, even though the fans kept asking for the Dodgers to put him in the game throughout. Utley wouldn't speak to reporters last night, either.

Around Major League Baseball

On a day that featured four playoff games in 21 home runs in total—a record—the Cubs beat the Cardinals in a wild game. The Royals also had a wild game, coming back late with a boatload of runs against the Astros' bullpen. And last but not least, the Blue Jays got a good start from R.A. Dickey—but curiously replaced him in the fifth inning with David Price despite having a large lead—won to force Game 5.

Yesterday on Amazin' Avenue

Steve Sypa reviewed the seasons of the Double-A Binghamton Mets and Triple-A Las Vegas 51s.

Matt Reynolds was officially added to the Mets' roster, and Tim Stauffer was removed from it to make room.

It's Amazin' Avenue Audio, recorded at Citi Field!

This date in Mets history

The Mets have had a bit of a rough history in the NLCS on October 13 in the past.