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Mets Morning News: Murphy goes from GOAT to goat

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets held a 3-2 lead after seven innings thanks to a pair of Michael Conforto home runs, but Tyler Clippard walked two batters and Daniel Murphy made a critical error that led to a three-run Kansas City rally. Wade Davis shut down the Mets for the save and a 5-3 Royals win in Game 4.

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Following a spectacular regular season, closer Jeurys Familia has now blown two saves in the World Series.

Murphy is not the only Mets player to see his stock drop during the World Series. Yoenis Cespedes has hurt the club with miscues in the field and on the bases.

Steven Matz spent the afternoon before the biggest start of his career handing out candy to trick-or-treaters.

They may have lost last night, but the Mets have won a lot of new fans thanks to their extended postseason run.

Tonight, Edinson Volquez has a chance to pitch the Royals to a world championship just days after his father passed away.

The Mets may be down three games to one, but everyone's favorite superhero is here to save the day.

Around the NL East

Bryce Harper took home the 2015 NL Hanks Aaron Award. Is MVP up next for the young slugger?

The Good Phight investigated the absence of two Phillies prospects from the Arizona Fall League.

This fan's experience of Philadelphia's 2008 championship is surprisingly touching.

The Braves are going to try out Hector Olivera in the outfield during winter ball.

The termination of Dan Jennings shows that Marlins manager job is a dangerous one to have.

Around Major League Baseball

The Royals are one win away from the title, and it's not just because of all those darn singles.

Grant Brisbee explains why you can't blame the Blue Jays for letting Alex Anthopoulos walk, even if he did a good job as Toronto's general manager.

Meanwhile, Sports on Earth looks back at all the major deals Anthopoulos made during his time up north.

Revealed just in time for Halloween, the new mascots for the Hartford Yard Goats are kind of cute, but also kind of scary.

Speaking of Halloween, has the best baseball-related costumes of the season.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Rachel Barnett interviewed Mike Piazza and Jim Breuer right before the maiden voyage of the Amazin' Mets Express.

Jeff and Greg talked about last night's tough loss in Episode 155 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

This date in Mets history

The Mets acquired George Stone and Felix Millan from Atlanta in exchange for Gary Gentry and Danny Frisella.