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Mets Morning News: Kershaw sends NLDS back to LA, sets up deGrom vs. Greinke showdown

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

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A girl had a Chase "Butt-Ley" sign on Monday night and she's a folk hero now! Unfortunately, a "Chase Utley loves ISIS" sign was confiscated, likely because "ISIS doesn't want to be associated with Chase Utley".

A Mets fan was left in critical condition after a fight outside of Dodger Stadium last week. LA police say that the suspects are thought to be a mom and son.

Thanks to their postseason appearance, the Mets can start counting next year's money, though a World Series appearance is where the really big bucks roll in.

Omar Minaya was in the house last night watching #OmarsTeam succeed and #SandysMess fail, obviously! Wilmer Flores was one of Minaya's signings and is happy to still be with the Mets. Steven Matz talked with Eno Sarris about learning the curveball.

Speaking of #OmarsTeam (Montreal edition), Bartolo Colon made another flawless NLDS relief appearance.

Matt Harvey should be available for multiple starts should the Mets advance to the NLCS, while Juan Uribe appears doubtful for the series.

If you'd like to feel gross, Chipper Jones is rooting for the Mets and it's for a surprising reason.

Terry Collins recalls Clayton Kershaw as a minor leaguer, back when he was the Dodgers farm system director.

Around the Playoffs

The Cubs defeated the Cardinals yesterday and have moved on to the NLCS. Ticket prices are insane on the resale market. A Cubs fan got his drink obliterated by a Stephen Piscotty home run.

The Royals miracle comeback against the Astros defied the odds, writes Joe Posnanski.

Why are the Blue Jays being weird with David Price?

Around the Majors

Former big leaguer Phil Nevin is a managerial candidate for a number of teams including two Mets division rivals.

At Grantland, Ben Lindbergh wrote about managerial bullpen choices.

Rob Manfred wants to instate a new rule to protect middle infielders.

Dave Dombrowski would like to trade Allen Craig, who happens to be terrible.

This Date In Mets History

In 1973, the Mets evened up the World Series by winning game two!

Yesterday At AA

We looked at Clayton Kershaw's mixed results on short rest.

Is Steven Matz a big-game pitcher? Well, we suppose he could still be.

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