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Mets Morning News: Skipping Harvey was the right choice, today is Wright Day

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

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Aw, shucks. The Mets only scored five runs yesterday in Colorado. Fortunately, it was still plenty enough to finish off a sweep of the Rockies. Thanks to a surprisingly brilliant Logan Verrett start, New York won 5-1.

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Before the game on Sunday, we thought that Verrett would be heading back to Las Vegas to make room for David Wright, but he played so well that the team is optioning Dario Alvarez instead.

By the way, that means that Wright will be in New York's starting lineup tonight against the Phillies!

If not for Lucas Duda's back injury, it might have been Michael Conforto being sent to Las Vegas.

It doesn't look like the Mets will need him anytime soon, but Dillon Gee is pitching pretty well at Triple-A.

Around the National League East

The Nationals fell behind early to Milwaukee, but they battled back to win 9-5 thanks to a bases-clearing double by Danny Espinosa.

Aaron Nola pitched wonderfully for the Phillies during their 2-0 win in Miami.

Matt Wisler was shelled by Kris Bryant and the Cubs in a 9-3 Atlanta loss.

Around Major League Baseball and Little League Baseball

You probably thought the Mets' offense was hot, but the Blue Jays just scored a total of 36 runs in their sweep over the Angels.

The Royals overcame a two-run ninth-inning deficit against the Red Sox despite having two runners thrown out at the plate during the frame.

Carlos Gomez failed in his attempt to steal home, but the Astros will won in walk-off fashion versus the Dodgers.

Right after becoming the all-time leader in major league games played by a native of the Dominican Republic, Adrian Beltre was ejected by home plate umpire Adam Hamari.

A fan was hospitalized upon being struck by a foul ball at Wrigley Field. After a similar incident occurred in Detroit on Friday night, Catherine Slonskis said that MLB needs to take fan safety more seriously.

In the Little League World Series, a boy named Luis Castillo pitched a one-hitter to lead Latin America to a win. Meanwhile, Pennsylvania pulled off a dramatic, come-from-behind victory over South Carolina.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Kevin Palermo asserts that the Mets should be more open to platooning their starters.

This date in Mets history

San Francisco's Ed Halicki pitched a no-hitter against the Mets in 1975. 30 years later, Mike Jacobs looked like a stud with a pair of home runs against the Diamondbacks.