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Your Saturday 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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While Yoenis Cespedes went wild yesterday at Coors Field, there was some bad news as Lucas Duda left the game with back stiffness. The first baseman may be DL bound today and either he or Michael Conforto will be replaced by lefty Dario Alvarez.

Bartolo Colon also left yesterday's game early, though the issue was apparently more due to ineffectiveness. Still, Colon was hit in the wrist by a Jon Gray pitch and his wrist swelled up. Fortunately, X-rays were negative.

The Mets officially announced that they'll skip Matt Harvey's start on Sunday against the Rockies. It'll be Logan Verrett who'll get his first Mets start in Harvey's place.

David Wright picked up 3 hits yesterday, played a full game for St. Lucie, and is still expected back with the Mets on Monday. DAVID WRIGHT!!!!!!!!

A six-man rotation isn't a pitcher's favorite thing but Eno Sarris says it's a perfect match for this particular Mets team.

Around the NL East

The Mets picked up a game on the Nationals, who were torched by the Brewers 10-3 and fell 5 games back, as well as a game under .500. The Nationals promoted shortstop prospect Trea Turner to play some role on the team.

Without Chase Utley, the Phillies defeated the Marlins 7-1 last night. The Good Phight looked back at some of Utley's most ornery moments.

Shelby Miller and the Braves fell to the Cubs 5-3. Talking Chop has an updated scouting report on catcher Christian Bethancourt at AAA.

Around the Majors

Mike Fiers no-hit the Dodgers, as the Astros won 3-0 and picked up the franchise's 11th no-hitter.

Another fan was hit by a foul ball and hospitalized, this time during the Tigers' game against the Rangers. Justin Verlander says that MLB really needs to do a better job of protecting fans with more netting.

MLB has announced a new domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse policy.

An abandoned factory in Detroit is home to a collection of baseball cards that could be worth millions of dollars.

Former Mets first baseman Ike Davis is finished for the year thanks to hip surgery.

Lefty reliever Neal Cotts was traded from the Brewers to the Twins for a PTBNL.

This Date In Mets History

Nine years ago today, Carlos Delgado smashed his 399th and 400th career home runs against the Cardinals. If you're familiar with SNY's Mets classics, you recall that Carlos Beltran won that game on a walk-off two-run home run against Jason Isringhausen.

Yesterday At AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets series with the Rockies.

We looked back in Mets history at some August trades.

Curtis Granderson's had a career renaissance on both sides of the ball this season.

Jeffrey Paternostro scouted SS prospect Milton Ramos.

The David Wright/Jose Reyes decisions were both huge. How have they turned out?

Joe Sokolowski compiled the best Mets quotes from the past week.

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