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Mets Morning News: New York shut down for second straight night, Harvey start to be brief on Sunday

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

Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

New York managed just three hits in seven innings against Marlins rookie Adam Conley. Miami got home runs from Martin Prado and Justin Bour on its way to a 6-0 win. The magic number remains at 10.

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The Mets' top play of the night may have been made by their ballboy in left field.

After two consecutive losses, some Mets fans are going to get nervous about the postseason.

Before the game, Terry Collins gave injury updates on Carlos Torres and Dario Alvarez, but of whom are likely to sit out the upcoming series with the Yankees.

Matt Harvey will make a start on Sunday night versus the Yankees, but Collins warns that it won't be a very long one.

Meanwhile, Jacob deGrom has made it clear that he doesn't want his own routine to be messed with.

The Post sat down with Yoenis Cespedes and his translator for an exclusive interview.

Mets prospects Gavin Cecchini and Dominic Smith will compete in the Arizona Fall League this year starting on October 13.

Around the National League East

The Nationals crushed the Phillies 12-2 to gain ground on the Mets for the second straight day. Washington is now seven-and-a-half games behind New York in the standings.

During the game, Bryce Harper hit his 40th home run of the season and later signed the ball for the fan who caught it.

David Price was dominant and Edwin Encarnacion reach base five times in Toronto's 9-1 stomping of the Braves.

It will probably take more than just Marcell Ozuna for the Marlins to trade for a quality young starting pitcher this winter.

The Good Phight offers four reasons why you should watch meaningless baseball. Perhaps Mets fans can take these to heart after their team clinches the division title.

Around the majors

Prince Fielder hit a pair of home runs to blast Houston ace Dallas Keuchel and give the Rangers a one-and-a-half-game lead in the American League West.

Francisco Lindor continued to impress with four RBI in Cleveland's 5-1 win over Kansas City.

Dodgers prospect Corey Seager has hit .426/.526/.617 since being bumped to the majors, but his team is still leaning towards starting Jimmy Rollins over him once the veteran is healthy enough to return to the lineup.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Amazin' Avenue Audio is going live tonight in Queens at 7:00 p.m.

Andrew Gould wonders if Tyler Clippard should have his bullpen role adjusted.

In more pleasant news, Jacob deGrom's recent slump appears to be more of a fluke.

This date in Mets history

Jerry Koosman earned his 20th win of the 1976 season, and Lance Johnson hit his 20th triple of the 1996 campaign.