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The Mets didn't play baseball on Thursday, but they'll continue their pursuit of the pennant with 10 games in the next 10 days, starting tonight versus the Yankees at Citi Field. Masahiro Tanaka and Steven Matz will be the starting pitchers.
Mets fans have to like what they've seen out of Matz so far, but how will he handle the pressure of a crosstown rivalry?
The Post opts for a position-by-position breakdown of the two New York teams. Warning: Greg Bird pun ahead.
The Mets are finally good, so the Wall Street Journal encourages long-time supporters to embrace the bandwagon fans.
Speaking of the bandwagon, it seems everyone wants Cespedes to take home the NL MVP hardware, but what about a Gold Glove?
ESPN New York has the story of how Cespedes became a Met.
Around the National League East
The Marlins got big hits from Justin Bour and Martin Prado in their 6-4 win over Washington. The victory moved New York's magic number down to nine, and the Mets Twitter account wasn't shy about celebrating.
Around the majors
Legendary Houston radio voice Milo Hamilton passed away yesterday at age 88.
Pittsburgh's Jung Ho Kang suffered a leg injury on Thursday afternoon and will miss the remainder of the season and postseason.
Basketball star Michael Carter-Williams threw out the first pitch in Milwaukee and ended up hitting the camera man.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Kate Feldman asked if plunking batters on purpose has gone too far.
Sydney Hunte pondered the value of Yoenis Cespedes.
This date in Mets history
The Mets played the last ever game at the Polo Grounds in 1963.