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Mets Morning News: Mets begin series with Miami, Harvey dehydrated, Alvarez returns soon

Your Friday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were off yesterday after completing a series against the Phillies. They begin a series against the Marlins in Miami tonight.

Matt Harvey was suffering from dehydration and "weakness" during and after the game, and as a result, he did not travel with the team to Miami. He is expected to make his next start.

Mark Herrmann writes that it is Matt Harvey's time to shine as the Mets make their playoff push.

Daniel Murphy has been diagnosed with a "mild strain" of his quadriceps muscle. It is the same muscle that landed him on the disabled list earlier in the season.

Dario Alvarez will be rejoining the Mets today.

David Wright spoke glowingly of the atmosphere at Citi Field during the Mets run of success. He even compared it to the atmosphere during the 2006, 2007, and 2008 seasons.

Around the NL East

The Nationals put up 15 runs against the Braves and trimmed the idle Mets' division lead to six games. Jordan Zimmermann gave up just one run over six innings, while his counterpart Matt Wisler allowed seven over one-and-two-thirds innings. You can read recaps at Federal Baseball and Talking Chop.

The Phillies and Marlins were both off yesterday.

Around MLB

Marcus Stroman is nearing a return to the Blue Jays starting rotation. Out all season since tearing his ACL in March, Stroman appeared in a rehab start for one of Toronto's minor league affiliates.

Top prospect Corey Seager batted eighth in his major league debut as the Dodgers' shortstop. He finished two-for-four with a double.

Andrew McCutchen is dealing with "Achilles tightness." Because of it, he was forced out of last night's game.

Tim Lincecum has been shut down for the remainder of the season. This comes after he suffered a setback while trying to recover from a hip injury.

At Grantland, Michael Baumann wrote about Paul Goldschmidt and how he defied the defensive spectrum.

This Date in Mets History

In 1985, Gary Carter hit two home runs against the Padres, just one day after hitting three. Five home runs in two games tied a major league record.