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Mets Morning News: Murphalicious' definition makes Mets fans go loco

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Meet the Mets

Daniel Murphy played the role of fisherman yesterday, as his late blast saved the Mets after they trailed in the ninth inning. Dillon Gee was excellent, giving up only one run and tossing 57 strikes in 71 pitches, and was helped out by some solid defense. If you want to check out what happened, choose your recap here: Amazin' Avenue short, long,, Daily News, NY Post, NY Times, Newsday,, ESPN New York

Dillon Gee suggested that he didn't think his outing was a statement, it was just the way he always intends to pitch.

Terry Collins said that Daniel Murphy was, in fact, Murphalicious last night.

Gee also may have bought himself some job security, as Terry Collins assured the media that he's staying in the rotation.

Bobby Parnell says that the ball feels great coming out of his hand, and he expects his velocity to be back soon.

Mayor Bill De Blasio said that he hasn't been treated very well by Mets and Yankees fans at games.

Jeff Sullivan talks the Mets, Nationals, and playoff chances at Fangraphs.

Noah Syndergaard dazzled for Las Vegas last night, as he posted the best outing, statistically, of his career.

According to Fangraphs, Dillon Gee's games move at the fastest adjusted pace in MLB. Matt Harvey is also a quick worker, as he's fifth fastest.

Around the NL East

Eric Stults and the Braves beat up on the Nationals, by a score of 8-4, as Kelly Johnson went deep to help give the Braves the win.

The Phillies grabbed some late runs to take down the Cardinals, 4-1. Cole Hamels managed to pitch a gem, and when it looked like he was going to get little run support again, the Phillies put up 3 runs in the seventh.

Max Scherzer will miss his next start due to a jammed thumb, but should be back by next week.

Patrick Reddington questions whether the Nationals should play Anthony Rendon at second or third base when he returns.

Around the Majors

Jose Reyes is headed to the disabled list with a cracked rib.

Brandon McCarthy has a torn elbow ligament, and will likely require Tommy John surgery.

A fan in Chicago was sent to the hospital after being struck by an Addison Russell bat.

Rob Neyer looks at the designated hitter debate from both league's perspectives.

Josh Hamilton reportedly turned down a trade to a National League team to go back to the Rangers.

Homer Bailey is headed to the disabled list with an elbow ligament sprain. If it requires surgery, he will be sidelined for the rest of the season.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Marlins.

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Joe Sokolowski took a look at all the funny, smart, and dumb things said about the Mets this week.

Jeffrey Paternostro and Greg Karam chatted about Jeff's love of Carlos Gomez, sweet, delicious coffee, and Double-A baseball in the great state of New Hampshire on Episode 115 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

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