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Mets Morning News: I'm the Duda, so that's what you call me!

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

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

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Noah Syndergaard is maturing into a dominant starter and looked incredible last night.

The Mets can clinch the NL East today but there's no word on the plan for Matt Harvey, as Terry Collins has learned his lesson.

Daniel Murphy is locked in right now and has been a huge part of the offense.

Juan Uribe re-injured his chest on a checked swing and could miss a little time. Wilmer Flores is said to be out of gas. Luckily, the division lead allows the Mets a little flexibility.

Tyler Clippard's struggles this month are a bit worrisome.

What did Ken Davidoff get wrong about the playoff bound Mets?

Around the NL East

Jordan Zimmermann got rocked in what could be his final start in DC as the Nationals lost to the Phillies 8-2. Jonathan Papelbon received a 3-game suspension for throwing at Manny Machado.

The Braves were defeated by the Marlins 12-11 in a mostly meaningless baseball game between two horrible and worthless franchises. Manny Acta could take over that Miami clown show next year, while the Marlins would like to extend Dee Gordon and Adeiny Hechavarria.

Craig Kimbrel could return to the Braves at some point in the future.

Around the Majors

The Cubs have clinched their first playoff berth since 2008! Late Cubs legend Ernie Banks never made it to a World Series in Chicago.

Mookie Betts made a pretty unbelievable over the wall catch to complete a victory for the Red Sox. Boston has added former Braves GM Frank Wren to their front office.

Carlos Martinez left his start yesterday after 7 pitches with shoulder tightness.

Former Astros star Lance Berkman appeared in an ad attacking the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance.

Does it matter what level a newly drafted player starts their career?

Royals manager Ned Yost is friends with comedian Jeff Foxworthy and the two go hunting and fishing together.

This Date In Mets History

In 1987, the Mets drew their three millionth fan of the season!

Yesterday At AA

Joe Sokolowski has the best Mets quotes from the past week.

Michael Conforto will not face the lefties this postseason.

Remember when the Mets couldn't win on the road? That's changed.

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