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Mets Morning News: 10 straight wins, Dillon Gee speaks to Terry Collins, Matt Harvey dealing with mild ankle sprain

Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets made it 10 wins in a row last night with a 3-2 win over the Braves. Dillon Gee contributed seven innings of two-run ball while Wilmer Flores and Lucas Duda propelled the offense.

Coming off his second start, Dillon Gee initiated a conversation with Terry Collins to clear the air surrounding his status on the team. Gee has been the subject of trade talks since the winter and was subsequently bumped out of the rotation due to the return of Matt Harvey. He only returned to the rotation because of Zack Wheeler's injury, but he still faces the threat of losing his spot to Rafael Montero.

The Mets made a trade, during last night's game, with the Twins for catcher Dan Rohlfing in order to bolster their depth at the position. Rohlfing will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Matt Harvey has been dealing with a mild ankle sprain that he suffered while shagging fly balls during spring training. He will make his start on Saturday as scheduled.

Two days after being diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck, Vic Black announced that he would not need surgery.

Mets fans are beginning to feel optimism about their team, writes Kirk Semple for the New York Times. Specifically, they are excited to see a team that is thus far better than the Yankees.

Around the NL East

The Nationals dropped a game to the Cardinals by a score of 7-5. Doug Fister started and went six innings while giving up five runs, four of which were earned.

The Marlins beat the Phillies 6-1. The Marlins took advantage of walks and poor defense on their way to the win. You can read recaps of the game at The Good Phight and Fish Stripes.

Around MLB

Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was reversed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. It was decided that a long rambling answer that Bonds had given did not constitute obstructing justice.

Blue Jays slugger Jose Bautista could be headed to the Disabled List. He has been experiencing shoulder pain for a week and aggravated it further on a throw.

Jeff Zimmerman investigated whether higher velocities has led to more arm injuries among pitchers at The Hardball Times. He concludes that pitchers who throw harder are more likely to go on the Disabled List, but a velocity increase is not a predictor for arm injuries.

At Beyond the Box Score, Steven Martano put together the All 25 and Under Team. The list does not contain any Mets, but features two division rivals in Giancarlo Stanton and Anthony Rendon.

Yesterday at AA

Rob Castellano predicted the Mets will make the playoffs this year. His prediction is based on a historical analysis of teams who have begun the season 11-3.

Kate Feldman wrote about the friendship between Travis d'Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki. After his injury, d'Arnaud brought Plawecki out to dinner and has been giving his temporary replacement advice on handling the pitching staff.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets won their first game in franchise history on this date in 1962. The win came against the Pirates after the Mets had lost their first nine games.