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Mets Morning News: Mets pull off another comeback, Murphy and Torres land on highlight reels

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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

It took extra innings for the Mets to defeat the Phillies on Thursday night. Jon Niese allowed five runs in the third inning, but the Mets got them all back on home runs by Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, and Kelly Johnson. Then, the New York bullpen pitched seven scoreless innings before Daniel Murphy finally drove in the winning runs in the top of the 13th. The Mets won 9-5 for a seventh consecutive victory.

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In the bottom of the 10th, Carlos Torres and Murphy combined to make one of the best defensive plays of the season.

Anthony DiComo takes a look at some of the players the Mets may call up when rosters expand this Tuesday.

One guy who will definitely be with the Mets in September is Steven Matz, who has just one more rehab start to go before rejoining the big league club.

With the Mets hosting the Red Sox this weekend, Mookie Wilson knows that he's going to have to talk about that famous ground ball again.

Both New York teams are vying for the postseason, but it's the Citi Field seats that are in higher demand on the secondary ticket market.

In case you missed the big news, the Backstreet Boys have jumped on the Mets bandwagon. Where were they back in 1999?

Around the National League East

Joe Ross led the Nationals to a 4-2 win over San Diego, but Washington lost three players to injury.

The Good Phight did not enjoy Thursday's thrilling Mets win as much as we did.

Around Major League Baseball

Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke from Philadelphia about the possibility of installing more protective netting at major league parks.

Adam Jones was forced out of Baltimore's game in Kansas City after he crashed into the outfield wall. The All-Star center fielder suffered concussion-like symptoms but expects to return to the lineup tonight.

After being designated for assignment by Seattle, Fernando Rodney has found a new home with his old manager Joe Maddon and the Cubs.

Curt Schilling's controversial tweet led to former softball player Jessica Mendoza becoming the first woman to call a major league game for ESPN.

Torres wasn't the only pitcher who made a ridiculous play at first base yesterday. Madison Bumgarner joined the fun with an acrobatic putout.

Ken Griffey Jr. dressed up as his rookie card for the new Macklemore music video.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Jeff Paternostro and Chris McShane discuss the surging Mets offense in the latest episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

This date in Mets history

In 1989, Frank Viola defeated Orel Hershisher in a battle of reigning Cy Young Award winners.