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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey dodges questions, Juan Uribe hurt

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey looked great in his five innings of work, but then the bullpen got lit up. Three-run home runs by Dustin Ackley and Greg Bird carried the Yankees to an 11-2 win in Queens.

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Afterwards, Harvey was asked what role he had in the length of his outing, which included just 77 pitches. He didn't give the most direct response.

Juan Uribe left the game early due to a chest contusion he sustained while making a diving stop.

Poor defense by the Mets helped turn a narrow lead into a blowout loss.

Before the game, Yoenis Cespedes emphatically denied rumors that his recent slump was caused by him being hit by a pitch in Miami.

Mike Piazza was at Citi Field to throw the ceremonial first pitch on Sunday night.

Around the National League East

The Nationals crushed the Marlins 13-3 to move within six games of the Mets in the division standings.

A walk-off single by A.J. Pierzynski lifted the Braves to a third consecutive 2-1 victory over the Phillies.

Around the majors

Joe Girardi remained in the Yankees dugout for about an inning after being ejected. The problem was apparently due to a miscommunication with third base umpire John Hirschbeck.

Royals designated hitter Kendrys Morales blasted three home runs and collected 15 total bases in his team's rout of Detroit.

Before September began, Chris Sale was looking like a serious contender for the AL Cy Young Award, but now he is suffering through what could be the worst month of his career.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Colby Conetta highlighted one of the Mets' most overlooked players, Sean Gilmartin.

Kevin Palermo looked back at some fun walk-off wins against the Yankees.

This date in Mets history

Mike Piazza lifted the spirits of New York with his game-winning home run in the city's first major league baseball game after September 11, 2001.