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Mets Morning News: All pitching and no runs makes the Mets a dull team

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

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For the second straight night, the Mets got great pitching but zero runs. Wednesday was even worse than Tuesday, though, because the Mets were held scoreless for 11 innings. Chicago's Starlin Castro finally broke through in the top of the 11th with an RBI infield single, and the Cubs won, 2-0.

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Not even the return of Daniel Murphy could coax a run out of the Mets, although the third baseman did go 2-for-5 with a double.

Hopefully the Mets won't have to wait for the return of David Wright to score a run, but at least the captain is finally starting to feel better.

Terry Collins said he would shake up the lineup for Thursday's matinee.

Michael Cuddyer is going to stay off the disabled list for now. The outfielder was diagnosed with a sore left knee and is day-to-day after suffering the injury during Tuesday's game.

Brandon Nimmo and three other Binghamton Mets will take part in the Eastern League All-Star Game. Matt Reynolds and Travis Taijeron will represent the Las Vegas 51s at the Triple-A All-Star Game.

Lost in all the "LOLMets" nonsense is the fact that the infamous Bobby Bonilla buyout helped New York win the 2000 pennant.

Around the National League East

Justin Bour was a walk-off hero for the Marlins in their 6-5 triumph over San Francisco.

Meanwhile, Jose Fernandez gave a much-needed buzz to a fan who had not cut his hair since the hurler underwent Tommy John surgery last year.

Aaron Harang gave up three hits to opposing pitcher Kyle Lohse during Philadelphia's 9-5 loss to Milwaukee.

Juan Uribe and A.J. Pierzynski hit back-to-back home runs to help the Braves break their streak of nine straight losses to Washington.

Around Major League Baseball

Jerry Dipoto resigned as general manager of the Angels due to irreconcilable differences between himself and skipper Mike Scioscia.

Front office consultant Bill Stoneman will step in as interim GM. Stoneman held the role full-time back when the Angels won the World Series in 2002.

Cleveland right-hander Carlos Carrasco was one out away from a no-hitter in Tampa Bay.

Not long after Byron Buxton made his major league debut, the Twins are calling up their other hot prospect, Miguel Sano.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Matt Varvaro takes a look at how Curtis Granderson has improved his offense this year.

Yankees fan Thomas Conroy explains why he has a soft spot for these Mets.

This date in Mets history

In 1969, the Mets cranked out a 6-4 extra-inning victory at St. Louis.