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Mets Morning News: Mets cruise with hangover rotation, have young studs set for postseason

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

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Meet the Mets

Despite fielding a lineup that lacked most of the regulars, the Mets crushed the Reds 8-1 behind a strong outing by Jacob deGrom and home runs from Dilson Herrera and Kevin Plawecki.

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After the game, the Mets rookies were paraded around while looking like a bunch of sexy nerds.

Terry Collins announced the first three members of New York's postseason rotation.

Yes, that means that Matt Havey is still fully committed to pitching through October (and maybe even into November).

If Steven Matz is named the fourth postseason starter, it will mean sending Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon to the bullpen.

The Post has the 10 Mets games that defined their 2015 campaign.

Around the National League East

Washington's 12-5 loss to the Phillies got even uglier when Jonathan Papelbon and Bryce Harper engaged in a dugout altercation.

Justin Bour hit a towering two-run homer for the Marlins in their 6-2 victory over the Braves.

Around the majors

Jake Arrieta was perfect through six innings and hit a solo home run for the Cubs, who defeated Pittsburgh 4-0 on Sunday night.

While leading his Astros to a 4-2 win over Texas, Dallas Keuchel became the first pitcher in major league history with at least 14 home wins and zero home losses in one season.

Considering all the home runs that the Blue Jays have hit this year, you'd think they'd be better at walk-off celebrations.

Here's a breakdown of what's at stake for every postseason contender during the final week of the regular season.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Michael McCarty noticed that underrated Met Ruben Tejada has been playing quite well since August.

Chris Gaine focused instead on the surprising dominance of Addison Reed.

Kevin M. Black says that Hansel Robles has also been an effective member of the relief corps.

In case you missed the celebration from Saturday night, Kate Feldman has a great recap of the festivities.

This date in Mets history

The Mets played their final game ever at Shea Stadium. In case you forgot, the 4-2 loss to Florida eliminated New York from postseason contention.