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Mets Morning News: Hansel suspended, Uribe hurt, Mets swept

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

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Meet the Mets

Darin Ruf hit a two-run home run off of Sean Gilmartin while the New York bats were silenced by Jerad Eickhoff. The Phillies won 3-0 and finished off a sweep of the Mets for the first time since April 2013.

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Hansel Robles has been suspended three games for throwing at Cameron Rupp on Wednesday night.

Juan Uribe's chest injury could keep the infielder out of the upcoming NLDS.

Steven Matz was scratched from his scheduled start this week due to back spasms, but Terry Collins plans to use him in a lengthy relief outing against Washington.

Yoenis Cespedes and his bruised hand may also make an appearance over the weekend.

Matz is not the only Mets player dealing with a back injury right now.

Collins says he will consider flipping the bullpen roles of Tyler Clippard and Addison Reed in certain situations.

Ron Darling denied rumors that he could be joining Boston's NESN to work Red Sox games next season.

Hurricane Joaquin may continue to affect the Mets' plans for the remainder of the regular season.

Around the NL East

Phillies outfielder Jeff Francoeur says he has a man crush on Eickhoff!

Stephen Strasburg led the Nationals to a 3-0 win over the Braves in his final start of 2015.

Max Scherzer pretended to choke Bryce Harper before the game.

Fish Stripes says that the Marlins don't need to go crazy this winter in order to compete in 2016.

Around the majors

The Yankees clinched their first postseason berth since 2012 with the franchise's 10,000th all-time victory.

After the big win, the Yankees dressed up their rookies as hip hop stars from the 1980s. Yeah boy.

The Rangers will join the Bronx Bombers in postseason play. Texas can also clinch a division title with just one win over the Angels this weekend.

Dave Cameron's hypothetical NL MVP ballot does not include Cespedes.

Grant Brisbee tries to figure out how everyone's preseason American League predictions went wrong.

This date in Mets history

Mike Piazza played in his final game as a Met in 2005. 40 years earlier, the Mets and Phillies played to a scoreless draw.