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Mets Morning News: Offense shows up, but Giants blast Harvey

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

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Meet the Mets

Clutch hits by Eric Campbell and Lucas Duda gave the Mets a 4-2 lead over San Francisco, but Matt Harvey gave up five runs in the sixth to doom New York to an 8-5 defeat.

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Harvey isn't using Tommy John surgery as an excuse for his recent struggles.

Before the game, the Mets activated Travis d'Arnaud off the disabled list and optioned Danny Muno to Triple-A. The move leaves New York with three catchers and no backup infielders, but Dilson Herrera is going to be back soon.

The Mets are hoping to acquire veteran third baseman Aramis Ramirez from Milwaukee, but a trade might require more than just Dillon Gee or Jon Niese.

The 2015 MLB Draft wrapped up yesterday. Here's a rundown of New York's selections.

Although the Mets used their top pick on an outfielder named Desmond Lindsay, the team's overall focus was on drafting pitchers.

Former Met Rusty Staub hosted 800 widows and children of New York heroes at Citi Field last night.

Around the National League East

Denard Span delivered the game-winning RBI in extra innings to lead the Nationals to a 5-4 victory and break up the Yankees' seven-game winning streak.

The Phillies lost 5-2 to the Reds, but they could be getting closer to dealing away Jonathan Papelbon.

Kelly Johnson led the Braves to a 4-1 win over San Diego.

Around Major League Baseball

With the Royals dominating the American League All-Star ballot, is it time to put an end to fan voting for the Midsummer Classic?

Grant Brisbee has the only correct All-Star ballot.

Adam Jones showed off his range in Baltimore's win over Boston.

Over on the west coast, Joc Pederson took a home run away from Yasmany Tomas.

Torii Hunter was ejected from Minnesota's loss to Kansas City for arguing balls and strikes. He then proceeded to throw his clothes on the field.

After a pair of losses to the Giants, it might be time for the Mets to hit the Panik button.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Chris Gaine says the Mets should go after third baseman Matt Dominguez, who was just designated for assignment by Houston.

This date in Mets history

In 2005, Marlon Anderson's game-tying inside-the-park home run propelled the Mets to a dramatic win over the Angels.