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Mets Morning News: When Bartolo is having fun, we're all having fun

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Bartolo Colon threw a gem last night, as the Mets beat the Philles 3-1. Michael Conforto homered, as did Curtis Granderson, and the Mets moved back to 6.5 games ahead in the NL East.

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Late last night, the Mets made a move to outright Danny Muno to Las Vegas and bring up Erik Goeddel.

Owen Watson thinks that Addison Reed can help the Mets, or at least is an upgrade over Hansel Robles.

Joe Trezza wrote about the tremendous amount of grission Michael Conforto has shown.

Lucas Duda's return was put on hold, since his back wasn't feeling better.

Anthony DiComo noted that Addison Reed should help turn the bullpen from a concern to a strength.

Kevin Kernan wrote that Michael Conforto is the rare combination of talent and humility.

Simon Ogus at Forbes says the script has flipped when it comes to the Mets.

Around the NL East

The Washington Nationals would lose 8-5, after they blew a lead against the Cardinals last night. The loss means the Mets are back to 6.5 games up in the division.

The Marlins managed to shut out the Braves, behind a good Chris Narveson start.

Around the Majors

The Dodgers walked the Giants off last night, after Adrian Gonzalez hit a bases-loaded single.

The Cubs added Austin Jackson in a trade with Seattle.

A Cuban-born baseball player has been sleeping outside of Dodger Stadium for days, waiting for a tryout.

The United States court of appeals has sided with MLB in the dispute over minor league wages.

Kevin Kiermaier made what may have been the catch of the year last night.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Colby Conetta introduced us to Addison Reed.

Matt Varvaro wanted to see if you can name the Mets most prolific pinch hitters.

Aaron Yorke previewed the series against the Phillies.

Jason Mast checked in on Gavin Cecchini.

Kevin Palermo looked back on some under-appreciated moves Sandy Alderson has made.

Chris Gaine checked to see where this month ranks in Mets history.

This Date in Mets History

On September 1, 1975, Tom Seaver made history when he became the first pitcher with 200 strikeouts in eight consecutive seasons.

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