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Mets Morning News: Harvey dazzles in Game 1 victory, Murphy hits another home run, Syndergaard set to start Game 2

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

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets opened the National League Championship Series with a win over the Cubs last night at Citi Field. Matt Harvey had a hell of a start, summed up nicely by Ted Berg, while Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, and Travis d'Arnaud drove in the Mets' runs. There were a couple plays at the plate, too, one of which involved a fantastic throw from Yoenis Cespedes.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short and longFaith and Fear in FlushingNewsdayTimesMLB.comPostDaily NewsRecordStar-Ledger, or Wall Street Journal.

Noah Syndergaard gets the start in Game 2 tonight after coming in yesterday and telling Terry Collins that he felt fantasticfollowing his relief outing in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Mets fans and Harvey brought their A-game to Citi Field. Harvey had a signature moment.

Mets broadcaster Ron Darling, who is in the TBS booth for the playoffs, spends part of his Sundays at Katz's Deli on Houston Street.

Mets legend Keith Hernandez threw out the first pitch before Game 1 last night. Apparently Jimmy Kimmel is throwing out the first pitch at Game 2 of the NLCS.

Jeurys Familia has been outstanding out of the Mets' bullpen, and he's having a good time in the process.

Mets pitchers have been great, but just imagine what the team could do if David Wright and Yoenis Cespedes get hot.

People came from all over to cheer on the Mets in the series opener.

Around Major League Baseball

The Royals took a 2-0 lead in the ALCS with a come-from-behind win over the Blue Jays.

Yesterday on Amazin' Avenue

We ran down the video highlights of the Mets' Game 1 victory.

It's Playoff Avenue Audio.

Using Steven Matz out of the bullpen in the first two games of the NLCS makes sense.

Of the four teams left in the playoffs, the Mets have the lowest payroll.

Despite struggling against the likes of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke in the NLDS, the Mets' regulars should remain regulars.

Sean Gilmartin was added to the roster for the NLCS, replacing Erik Goeddel.

This date in Mets history

Back on October 18, 2006, the Mets beat Chris Carpenter in the NLCS.