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Mets Morning News: Closing out Harvey's gem is Par-nell for the course

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

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Meet the Mets

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R.A. Dickey is back at Citi Field and the homecoming was emotional. Jeffrey Paternostro reexamined the Dickey deal, which continues to look like a rousing success.

Jacob deGrom is showing that his breakout 2014 was not a fluke.

Rookie Mets outfielder Darrell Ceciliani continues to deliver for the Mets since his promotion from Triple-A. Kirk Nieuwenhuis had the first crack at the job but after a quick west coast detour, he's been outrighted to Vegas.

With a number of injuries in the bullpen, a spot is waiting for Jenrry Mejia when he inevitably makes his return from suspension. Could Noah Syndergaard ultimately end up out in the pen this year?

Keith Hernandez is still making money off of his Seinfeld appearance.

Jonathan Mayo reviewed the Mets' draft along with the rest of the NL East. Toby Hyde wrote about 2014 draft pick Brad Wieck, who was sent to the Padres to complete the Alex Torres deal.

Around the NL East

The Nationals torched the Rays 16-4, keeping pace with the Mets' victory. Doug Fister returns to the Nats rotation tomorrow.

Oh my goodness, Phillies. Jeff Francoeur pitched and the Phillies left the bullpen phone off the hook. They're also wooing executive Andy McPhail, which is just a perfect name for the Phillies.

Former Marlins starter Nate Eovaldi got lit up for 8 runs in the first, as the Marlins smoked the Yankees 12-2.

Julio Teheran has had quite a disappointing season and the Red Sox blasted him in a 9-4 loss.

Around the Majors

Tuesday's big news was the revelation that the Cardinals are being investigated by the FBI for allegedly hacking into the Astros' database of confidential information. But I'm sure they hacked into it The Right Way™.

Pat Murphy is the Padres' interim manager for the rest of the season.

Orioles' starter Wei-Yin Chen was demoted to High-A with "general soreness" and the lefty is angry about it.

Dan Jennings is likely to be the Marlins' manager in 2016.

A man with no arms threw out a perfect first pitch in San Francisco!

This Date In Mets History

Happy birthday to Calvin Schiraldi!

Yesterday At AA

Alex Nelson profiled Mets draft picks Thomas Hackimer and Dillon Becker.

Rich Resch looked at the Mets' optimal draft picks in hindsight.

Why has John Mayberry struggled as a pinch hitter this season?

President Obama is even getting in on the Hunter Pence memes!

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