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Mets Morning News: Harvey Day makes way for Harvey Avenue

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

Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey returned to the regular season bump, and he was just as spectacular as we expected! The Mets got some hits off of Stephen Strasburg and defeated the Nationals 6-3.

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The Mets rallied for four runs in the third inning with much thanks to another Ian Desmond miscue.

Alex Torres did not pitch well out of the bullpen, and Terry Collins said he's rusty from lack of spring training work.

Harvey dominated Washington bats as well as the pregame clubhouse atmosphere, says the New York Times.

Jared Diamond admires how Harvey talks the talk and walks the walk.

Having fun on Harvey Day? Andy Martino is here to rain on your parade.

ESPN's Dave Schoenfield ranked Harvey number one in his Thursday power rankings.

Harvey's rotation spot is already paying off for the Mets from a ticket sales perspective.

Mac & Cheese Frites highlight the newest food options at Citi Field this season.

Around the National League East

The Nationals are trying to gain an edge on opponents this season by playing lame music during the visitors' batting practice.

Bryce Harper struck out three times on Thursday and said that Harvey will win a Cy Young Award.

The Phillies wore throwback hats and lost to the Red Sox 6-2.

Fish Stripes discusses what they learned from Atlanta's opening sweep of the Fish.

Around Major League Baseball

Alex Rodriguez hit a home run, but the Yankees still lost to the Blue Jays 6-3.

Meanwhile, MLB's Franchise Four contest is ignoring Rodriguez as well as Roger Clemens.

Beyond the Box Score is amazed at how Curtis Granderson has cut his strikeout rate at such an advanced age.

Evan Gattis scored a golden sombrero for the second straight game. That's eight consecutive strikeouts.

Trevor Bauer was pulled from Cleveland's game against Houston after six no-hit innings due to pitch count. The Indians nearly pulled off the no-hitter anyway.

In rotisserie news, Brett Cecil did not last very long as Toronto's closer. 20-year-old Miguel Castro took over the gig and recorded a save versus the Yankees last night.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Chris McShane celebrated the first Harvey Day since 2013.

This date in Mets history

In 1969, Tommie Agee went yard into the upper deck of Shea Stadium.