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Mets Morning News: Another loss to Miami, Bartolo starts today

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets lost to the Marlins yesterday afternoon. Jon Niese was bad once again, and Giancarlo Stanton hit two home runs, one of which went a very long way. They'll try to get our of the series with a win this afternoon with Bartolo Colon on the mound. And with the Nationals losing again last night, the Mets are still one-and-a-half game out of first place in the division.

Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue, New York Times, Star-LedgerNew York Daily NewsThe RecordESPNNew York PostNewsday, or Faith and Fear in Flushing.

In case you hadn't heard, the Mets are bout to implement a six-man rotation. Anthony Rieber says Steven Matz would be a better option for the Mets than Jon Niese at this point. It's hard to disagree with that.

Juan Lagares keeps playing but has struggled at the plate and hasn't been 100 percent healthy.

Steve Serby continues his enjoyable Q&A series with Noah Syndergaard, who says it feels like the Mets have six aces right now. That's a generous assessment, to say the least.

Terry Collins continues to like Ruben Tejada, who has been productive at the plate lately.

Around the National League East

Bryce Harper was scratched from the Nationals game yesterday because of back soreness, which was the result of getting hit in the back with a pitch. More importantly, the team placed Stephen Strasburg on the 15-day disabled list with neck tightness. Oh and the Nationals lost yesterday.

The Braves blew out the Giants, and the Phillies tallied another loss.

Around Major League Baseball

The Wall Street Journal wrote about the man who made the MLB logo.

Andrew McCutchen is pretty great.

This date in Mets history

On this date in Mets history, the Mets once played very late into the night.