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Mets Morning News: Murphy homers again, Thor drops hammer, Mets head to Wrigley

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Daniel Murphy continues to roll.
Daniel Murphy continues to roll.
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Meet the Mets

The Mets took Game Two of the NLCS with a 4-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs at Citi Field last night. Receiving run support from David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Yoenis Cespedes, Noah Syndergaard went 5.2 strong innings, cruising to his first career postseason win. The Mets had little trouble with Jake Arrieta, who allowed four earned runs over five innings, despite pitching to just a 1.77 ERA during the regular season.

Choose your recap: Amazin AvenueBleed Cubbie BlueNewsdayTimesMLB.comPostDaily NewsRecordStar-LedgerBaseball ProspectusWall Street Journal.

With his home run Sunday, Daniel Murphy's historic postseason power surge continues. While Murphy claims to not be concerned with his pending free agency, his potential value on the open market has undoubtedly skyrocketed.

Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard have helped assemble a 'ridiculous' starting rotation.

Following a dominant postseason outing, the Mets are lucky trade talks for Cubs shortstop Addison Russell fizzled out.

The Cubs, tabbing starters Kyle Hendricks and Jason Hammel as probables for Games Three and Four, face a difficult road at home.

Shortly before clubbing an RBI double in Sunday's victory, David Wright explained his postseason struggles at the plate.

Jerry Seinfeld was in attendance Sunday night, slowly clapping the Amazins to victory over the Cubs.

Around Major League Baseball

After jumping out to a 2-0 lead in the ALCS, The Kansas City Royals will look to continue their winning ways on the road, taking on the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre on Monday night.

Yesterday on Amazin' Avenue

We examined Matt Harvey's dominant start against the Cubs on Saturday night.

Another edition of Amazin' Avenue Audio!

We took a look at the two starters primed to face the Mets in Games Three and Four of the NLCS.

Jake Arrieta entered his Game Two start with an impeccable track record against the Mets. Acquired from the Orioles for Steve Clevenger and Scott Feldman in July of 2013, Arrieta has emerged as one of the game's premier pitchers.

Curtis Granderson robbed Chris Coghlan of a home run, and Daniel Murphy took Jake Arrieta deep in the first inning.

This date in Mets history

The 2006 season ended with a 3-1 loss to the Cardinals in the NLCS. Seven years earlier on this date, Kenny Rogers walked in a run to end the team's season, dropping a 10-9 heartbreaker to the Braves in the 1999 NLDS. On a lighter note, Joe McEwing turns 43 today, and former Mets farmhand Cory Mazzoni turns 26!