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Mets Morning News: September cavalry doesn't help as Ruf outing for Niese and Parnell sinks the Mets

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

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Meet the Mets

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Steven Matz is back with the club and he'll get a start this weekend in place of Noah Syndergaard, after which the club will move to a six-man rotation.

Here's the story behind Jeurys Familia's sweet new splitter that Dan Warthen and Ricky Bones have worked with him on.

Adam Rubin has everything you need to know about playoff-roster eligibility.

Terry Collins and the Mets are looking to avoid another September collapse, even though one person on the entire team was around in 2007.

Eric Young Jr is back with the Mets and happy to be with the team. Addison Reed made his Mets debut yesterday and a recent scouting report says he's "nasty" after fixing his mechanics.

August was a home run barrage around the league, mostly thanks to the Mets bats.

Three Mets prospects will go to the Arizona Fall League including knuckleballer Mickey Jannis.

Danny Muno and Vic Black were outrighted off the Mets' 40-man roster yesterday to make room for EY Jr and Erik Goeddel.

Congrats to SS Luis Guillorme, who was named the South Atlantic League MVP!

Around the NL East

The Braves dropped their 7th consecutive game, losing to the Marlins 7-1. Cuban third baseman Hector Olivera was promoted to the big leagues, among a number of others.

Former Marlins utility man Jeff Baker was released by the club because he was a "bad influence" on some young players and apparently was spreading an anti-front office message around the clubhouse.

A 12-17 August has pushed the Nationals far behind the Mets in the NL East race and with an opportunity to pick up a game, Matt Williams happened as the Nats got their souls crushed 8-5 by the Cardinals.

Around the Majors

Former Phillies outfielder Lenny Dykstra has denied stealing from Charlie Sheen's ex. Really surprised it took Sheen and Dykstra this long to have a dispute.

Chicken Pox has infected the Royals clubhouse, afflicting Kelvin Herrera and Alex Rios.

The Angels are interviewing candidates for their open GM job.

Rumors on Monday said that Shoeless Joe Jackson would be reinstated by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred but that did not come to fruition yesterday.

Jake Arrieta has gone from bad Orioles pitcher to legitimate MLB ace for the Cubs.

This Date In Mets History

Casey Stengel's #35 jersey was taken out of rotation by the Mets on this date 50 years ago!

Yesterday At AA

Matt Varvaro wrote about how the Mets pitchers are excelling on the mound, in the field, and at the plate.

Wilmer Flores has gone on a rampage since he released his tears.

We shared WOR's great interview with Mets voice Howie Rose.

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