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Mets Morning News: Matt Harvey is bad, Yoenis Cespedes mistakes ball in play as stuck under fence

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Your Good Friday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

The minor league Mets, led by Jeff McNeil, John Mora, and Phillip Evans, tried to mount a late rally, but it wasn't enough to erase the 8-0 hole that the starters fell into. Matt Harvey took just three innings to allow six of those runs in the 8-5 defeat versus the Astros. It was not an encouraging outing, and afterwards the right-hander said his mechanics were "out of whack."

During the game, Yoenis Cespedes mistook a ball in play as being stuck under the outfield fence. That snafu led to an inside-the-park home run for Houston slugger A.J. Reed. Terry Collins didn't sound too concerned about it after the game.

Meanwhile, in Fort Myers, another group of Mets fell to the Red Sox, 4-1. At least Logan Verrett pitched four scoreless innings in that one, but the offense managed just five hits.

Newsday brings us joy with a photo gallery of Bartolo Colon through the years.

Around the National League East

Tyler Moore could be done with the Nationals now that the team has placed him on waivers.

You can add Phillies legend Mike Schmidt to the list of old-timers who don't like bat flips.

Fish Stripes tells us which Marlins players can best help our fantasy baseball teams.

Talking Chop previews the Braves' lineup and defense for 2016.

Around Major League Baseball

After getting shelled by the Cubs and engaging in a verbal altercation with Jason Heyward, Madison Bumgarner hinted that his opponents were stealing the Giants' signs.

Leaked documents indicate that the Diamondbacks are not very happy with their current home at Chase Field.

A college baseball coach who has made homophobic statements in the past is looking to make amends.

Grant Brisbee presents the five most interesting players of the NL East.

The massive home run that Giancarlo Stanton hit off of Minnesota's Tommy Milone probably landed among the rings of Saturn.

Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of Randy Johnson destroying a bird with his fastball.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

We hit you with a barrage of season preview stories yesterday. Lukas Vlahos looked at flame-throwing lefty Josh Smoker.

Lukas also examined reclamation project and potential bullpen arm Jim Henderson.

Andrew Gould wrote about versatile right-hander Verrett as well as utility infielder Eric Campbell, who many of us didn't think had a chance at the Opening Day roster.

This date in Mets history

Lee Mazzilli and Tom Glavine share a birthday today.