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Mets Morning News: The Mets return home for Game 3

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

Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets had the day off yesterday, but tonight they'll take the field in Queens and try to avoid falling behind 3-0 in the World SeriesA lot will be riding on the right arm of 23-year-old Noah Syndergaard.

Fortunately, adversity is not a foreign concept to Terry Collins and the rest of this Mets team.

The Wall Street Journal monitored a Mets fan's heart rate during Tuesday's exhilarating Game 1.

With another baby on the way and her husband becoming a New York legend, the postseason has taken its toll on Tori Murphy.

Curtis Granderson is the only Mets player on the list of Gold Glove Award finalists. Yoenis Cespedes is there as well, but on the American League side for his work with Detroit.

Jacob deGrom's poor performance in Game 2 might be explained by the fact that he has never pitched this much in one season before.

Around the NL East

The Mets will be seeing a lot more of Don Mattingly next year, because he's been hired to manage the Marlins.

Meanwhile, the Nationals appear ever closer to naming former San Diego skipper Bud Black as their new manager.

The Good Phight fondly remembers the inside-the-park grand slam hit by Aaron Altherr this September.

Talking Chop is busy looking back at the 1995 World Series.

Around Major League Baseball

After putting together a group of players that brought Toronto its first division title in 22 years, general manager Alex Anthopoulos is leaving the Blue Jays.

With every pitch meaning so much this time of year, it's apparently time to talk about robot umpires again.

Joel Sherman is already speculating on the future salaries of five key World Series free agents.

Check out the rest of the 2015 Gold Glove Award finalists.

Grant Brisbee explains why Kansas City fans are the new best fans in baseball.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

The Mets may have lost the first two games of this World Series, but Chris McShane reminds us that it ain't over 'til it's over.

New York wouldn't even be the first team to win the World Series after falling behind 2-0, writes Brian Salvatore. Losing a third straight game would be bad, though.

Rachel Barnett chronicles her journey as a Mets fan.

This date in Mets history

Former Mets Marco Scutaro, Anderson Hernandez, and Mike Jacobs were all born on this day.