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Mets Morning News: Duda is coming back, but still no end to Harvey Avenue

Your Labor Day dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Steven Matz looked pretty good in his return from the disabled list, but Tyler Clippard blew the save in the eighth and gave up the winning run in the ninth on a Martin Prado sac fly. The Marlins won the rubber game, 4-3.

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Matz had to leave the game a little early due to a blister on his throwing hand.

Lucas Duda played a full rehab game at Binghamton on Sunday and is ready to return to the big league club.

Michael Conforto had two more hits in the loss to continue his impressive rookie campaign.

Matt Harvey announced via The Players' Tribune that he plans on pitching in the postseason if the Mets qualify.

Mets legend Dwight Gooden was not happy to hear about Harvey's agent bringing up innings limits during a pennant race.

Christina Kahrl believes that the Mets should buy out Harvey's arbitration years to assuage his health concerns.

Brian Kenny wonders why Scott Boras waited until September to be concerned about Harvey's usage.

Around the National League East

The Nationals defeated the Braves 8-4 to complete a four-game sweep and move to within four games of the first-place Mets.

That result was Atlanta's 12th consecutive loss. They're still doing a good job playing spoiler, though... for the Mets.

Boston didn't look back after David Ortiz hit a two-run homer in the first, and the Red Sox defeated the Phillies 6-2.

Around Major League Baseball

Kris Bryant hit a mammoth home run during the Cubs' 6-4 win over Arizona.

Everything was going really well for Gerrit Cole last night until the rosin bag blew up.

MLB.com has everything you need to know about baseball on Labor Day.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Chris Gaine compared this Jeurys Familia campaign to some of the best seasons by a closer in Mets history.

Here's a reminder than Amazin' Avenue Audio Live will be taking place in Queens on September 17.

This date in Mets history

Jerry Koosman's scoreless innings streak came to an end, and Lee Mazzilli made his Mets debut.