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Mets Morning News: Mets win series, but walk away wounded

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

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Meet the Mets

Ruben Tejada hit an inside-the-park home run and Michael Conforto shot one over the wall to support Matt Harvey in a 9-4 Mets win over Philadelphia. Harvey got into some trouble in the seventh, but New York's bullpen wrapped up the game by shutting out the Phils for the final two-and-two-thirds innings.

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Harvey was feeling dehydrated and weak in the locker room after the game.

Daniel Murphy was pulled in the third inning due to quadriceps discomfort. The good news is that the Mets have a bevy of replacement options if the second baseman is forced to sit out for an extended period.

Despite Conforto's hot hitting, Terry Collins says that the rookie will continue to sit on the bench versus left-handed pitching.

Before Wednesday's action, Las Vegas was giving the Mets the fifth-best odds to win the World Series.

Terry Collins says that the Mets will likely skip Matt Harvey's spot in the rotation again due to the right-hander approaching his limit of 180 innings pitched during the regular season.

The skipper also announced that his rotation this weekend will feature Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon (instead of Noah Syndergaard), and Steven Matz.

David Wright drafted his fantasy team on Wednesday afternoon along with some other Mets stars and fans who donated to charity.

Around the National League East

After crashing into the side wall during Tejada's home run, Domonic Brown was taken out of the game because of concussion symptoms.

Ryan Zimmerman carried the Nationals to a 4-3 win over St. Louis that salvaged the series for Washington.

Fish Stripes has everything that is known about the clouded future of the Marlins franchise.

Hector Olivera is one of many reasons for Braves fans to continue watching their team in 2015.

Around Major League Baseball

Grant Brisbee examines the tired baseball convention of not bringing the closer into a tie game on the road.

Justin Turner used an awkward yet nifty slide to steal a base for the Dodgers despite being nowhere near second base when the throw arrived.

Speaking of great slides, check out this one Josh Donaldson used to steal an RBI for Troy Tulowitzki.

Andrew Keh of the New York Times investigates Korean bat flipping.

Eno Sarris talked to St. Louis slugger Brandon Moss about making adjustments at the plate.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Scot Cohen writes that one of the biggest reasons for the Mets' success is Curtis Granderson playing up to his contract.

Andrew Gould isn't pressing the panic button after three straight lousy starts from Jon Niese.

This date in Mets history

In 1965, "Gentleman" Jim Hickman became the first Mets player to hit three home runs in a game.