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Mets Morning News: Mets beat Giants on walk-off single by Cuddyer

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets beat the Giants with a walk-off win that moved them back into first place. Curtis Granderson got things going when he was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a passed ball. After being moved to third by a ground out by Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda was intentionally walked. Michael Cuddyer then drove in Granderson to give the Mets the victory.

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Bobby Parnell and Dilson Herrera were both activated from the disabled list before last night's game. As corresponding moves, Dillon Gee was placed on the bereavement list, and Ruben Tejada was placed on paternity leave.

Daniel Murphy is set to begin a rehab stint tomorrow starting in extended spring training. He is reportedly on track with his rehab from an injured quad.

Sandy Alderson insisted that the Mets had not quickly abandoned the six-man rotation because it never was a hard six-man rotation. Instead, he described it as a more fluid situation that allowed for conserving innings, rather than locking pitchers into throwing every sixth day.

Matt Harvey is working with Dan Warthen to correct issues from his recent starts. He has been landing too soon on his front foot, resulting in his arm being out of position. This has caused him to "push" the ball, rather than throw it.

Kevin Plawecki's dizziness has been blamed on a clogged sinus that has been exacerbated by air travel. Meanwhile, Travis d'Arnaud will receive Friday's game off after catching four straight days.

Around the NL East

The Braves fell in extra innings to the Padres by a score of 6-4. Julio Tehran logged a good start, but the bullpen imploded in the eighth inning to allow the Padres back in it.

The Marlins beat the Rockies 6-0. Giancarlo Stanton led the charge with a three-run home run in the first inning.

The Nationals lost to the Brewers 6-5. Tanner Roark started and was largely ineffective, allowing five runs over six-and-two-thirds innings. Ryan Zimmerman also landed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis.

The Phillies were off yesterday.

Around Major League Baseball

There were rumors that the Mariners were interested in acquiring Phillies outfielder Ben Revere. However, Ruben Amaro Jr. vehemently denied them.

After signing a minor league contract with the Cubs, Rafael Soriano has begun throwing at their Dominican Republic academy. Joe Maddon does not expect him to be up with the big league club until after the All-Star break.

Tonya Carpenter, the fan who was hit in the head with a broken bat at Fenway Park, has been upgraded to good condition.

Erik Bedard announced his retirement. He had been attempting a comeback in the Dodgers organization.

Ben Lindbergh investigated what is behind the bumper crop of elite prospect debuts this season. One major reason he cited, is more competition for playoff spots which accelerated the timetables teams have for promoting prospects in order to win now.

Yesterday at AA

Read Alex Nelson's latest profiles on Mets' draft picks. Yesterday he provided scouting reports on fifth rounder Thomas Szapucki, sixth rounder Chase Ingram, and seventh rounder Corey Taylor.

Chris McShane profiled Robert Gsellman as a prospect on the rise. The pitcher was recently promoted to Double-A Binghamton after a great start to his season with High-A St. Lucie.

Kevin Duffy interviewed Shane Spencer, who reflected on being on both sides of the Subway Series rivalry between the Mets and Yankees. He is currently coaching in independent ball.

Before being activated for last night's game, Bobbby Parnell struggled in his minor league rehab stint, writes Chris Gaine.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2009, Luis Castillo had perhaps his lowest moment as a part of the Mets. Leading by one in the ninth inning with two outs, Alex Rodriguez popped up to Castillo who then dropped the ball. Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira were both able to score, giving the Yankees the victory.