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Mets Morning News: No Cubs, No! No Cubs, No! Hey Chicago, whatta you say? The Mets are gonna win today

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

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Daniel Murphy cranked his 5th home run in as many postseason games but a Yoenis Cespedes stolen base led the way to last night's Mets victory. That was the highlight of a crazy sixth inning where the Mets took the lead on a strikeout.

Mets pitching has been relentlessly dominant and lefty Steven Matz hopes to extend that dominance today.. If they have to play a game five on Thursday, Matt Harvey will start. Scott Boras recently took out an insurance policy on his prized client. This rotation is in a class of its own in MLB history.

Cubs GM Theo Epstein saw his previously snakebitten Red Sox come back from down 3-0 in the Championship Series but here's why it won't be repeated against the Mets.

It looks like the Mets plan to extend a qualifying offer to Daniel Murphy this offseason. Should he walk, he wouldn't be the first postseason hero to do so. There's plenty more on Murphy's postseason power surge at Grantland as well as Beyond the Box Score.

Comedian Bill Murray is down but still calling for a game seven.

Kevin Burkhardt made a pretty incredible prediction one year ago that's a game away from coming true!

Mets ownership continues to win off the field as well, as they only have to pay back around $60 million now to the Madoff trustee.

A rabbi-in-training explained in an Instagram post why she loves the Mets #LoveTheMets.

Around the Playoffs

After beating up on R.A. Dickey and the Blue Jays 14-2, the Royals are a win away from a return to the World Series.

How do you balance talent and chaos in October?

The Mets have the high velocity pitching but does the Royals contact heavy approach counteract that?

Back to the Future day could see the elimination of the Cubs from the postseason. Why has Jake Arrieta been subpar his last few starts?

Around the Majors

Yankees' ace Masahiro Tanaka had arthroscopic surgery on his elbow to remove a bone spur.

The New Yorker has a profile on former MLB manager Dusty Baker, who wrote a book about music.

Grant Brisbee listed four underappreciated players in the postseason and hey, there's a Mets player!

The Simpsons put out a special World Series promo for Fox.

This Date In Mets History

We're sorry to remind you of Timo Perez's baserunning boo boo in the Subway Series.

Yesterday At AA

Join us for the Game Four AARGH, a potential Mets clincher!

Here's our Game 3 AA Audio recap!

Some Mets hitters have fared pretty well at Wrigley Field. Jacob deGrom fared less well against the Cubs before last night.

Miguel Montero called Daniel Murphy the god of New York, among other great Mets quotes.

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