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Mets Morning News: Baseball team loses baseball game, Panic City once again lives up to name

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

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

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Sandy Alderson says not to blame Matt Harvey for the innings limit debacle. That pesky Beltran! Additionally, the Mets GM says the bad memories from 2007 have no bearing on the 2015 club. Jacob deGrom will start on Sunday and is lined up for the opener of the NLDS.

Terry Collins has learned to change with the times since starting his professional baseball career. But why won't Terry allow Michael Conforto to face the lefties? One thing that shouldn't change is hustle and Collins got an explanation from Yoenis Cespedes on why he didn't run to first on a strikeout. Cespedes even heard some boos from the fans at Citi Field for that one.

Does it matter what caliber teams you beat on the way into the playoffs?

Savannah Sand Gnats manager Jose Leger is joining the Mets for the rest of the regular season. The 33-year old is a pretty highly regarded managerial prospect.

We've got the hawd-hittin' facts fuh you, Mets fans: the Mets are undefeated in the camo uniforms in 2015!

Michael Cuddyer has thrived in a part-time role of late.

Around the NL East

While the Mets fell, their magic number dropped as the Nationals were defeated by the Orioles 4-1. Bryce Harper did set the Nats' single-season walk record, though!

Last night's Braves victory over the Mets was their first in an unbelievable 58 days outside the cities of Atlanta or Philadelphia.

Phillies manager Pete Mackanin had the interim tag removed, as he'll get the gig in 2016. In his first day as official manager, the Phillies won 6-2 over the Marlins.

Meanwhile, Miami interviewed a candidate for their manager position in former Mets third base coach Manny Acta.

Around the Majors

This news broke overnight: Hall of Famer, master wordsmith, and former Mets player/coach/manager Yogi Berra has passed away at age 90. Heartbreaking news. RIP, Yogi.

Among second years MLB players, the Mets have two of the ten best in Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia.

How valuable is Yadier Molina? Don't ask a Cardinals fan, please dear god don't do it.

Wade Davis has replaced Greg Holland as the Royals closer going forward. Makes sense, I recall a scary graph of Holland's steeply declining fastball velocity over the past few weeks floating around Twitter last week.

Albert Pujols passed Manny Ramirez with his 556th career home run.

Aww well this is nice: former teammates Barry Zito and Tim Hudson will face off on Saturday.

Todd Frazier made an incredible catch over the railing that Reds pitcher Keyvius Sampson turned into a borderline NSFW video.

This Date In Mets History

Yesterday At AA

Curtis Granderson has flourished in the leadoff role this season.

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