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Mets Morning News: Mayberry slays Snakes, but Murphy joins the walking wounded

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey was awesome and John Mayberry Jr. erupted for four hits to lift the Mets to a 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks. The victory put New York back into first place for the first time since May 19.

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Daniel Murphy is going to get an MRI done after exiting in the third inning with quad tightness.

Both Dilson Herrera and Travis d'Arnaud started their rehab assignments in Port St. Lucie yesterday. Herrera went 1-for-3 with a double and two strikeouts, while d'Arnaud went 1-for-2 with a walk.

Terry Collins was thinking about skipping Dillon Gee's next turn in the rotation due to the off day on Monday, but the manager might just stick to the six-man plan.

If Murphy is destined for the disabled list, it's going to do nothing to quell the rumors that the Mets covet Oakland infielder/outfielder Ben Zobrist.

Meanwhile, the Post suggests that New York make a move for New Jersey native Todd Frazier.

The New York Times makes the case for the Mets to replace Jon Niese with a certain left-handed pitching prospect.

Around the National League East

The Nationals couldn't overcome a two-run first inning by the Cubs. Chicago prevailed 2-1 to send the Mets into first place.

There was better news for Washington, though. Anthony Rendon is back in action. He had been out since spring training due to a knee injury.

Aaron Harang regressed to the mean during Philadelphia's loss to Cincinnati.

Giancarlo Stanton is going yard at a career-best pace in 2015.

Around Major League Baseball

The Astros plan to remove the quirky Tal's Hill from Minute Maid Park next season.

Bless You Boys writes that the window of opportunity could be closing on the slumping Tigers.

The world champion Giants visited President Obama in the White House on Thursday.

The All-Star coaching staffs have been announced.

Thanks to MLB.com and Statcast, we know where the 10 hardest-hit balls of 2015 came from.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Steve Schreiber campaigns for Lucas Duda to be elected to the All-Star Game.

This date in Mets history

In 1999, general manager Steve Phillips fired three of Bobby Valentine's coaches. In 2001, the Mets drafted David Wright.