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Mets Morning News: Cespedes, Granderson, and Wright provide late-inning heroics, d'Arnaud hits disabled list

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets were shut out through six innings Tuesday night against Brandon Finnegan, as the Reds' southpaw appeared on pace for his second win of the season. The seventh inning presented a dramatic turn of events, however, as Yoenis Cespedes—who had been out of the lineup with a leg bruise—connected for a pinch-hit home run to tie the game at three. David Wright added an RBI single later in the frame to set up a save situation for Jeurys Familia, who tossed a 1-2-3 inning in the team's first come-from-behind victory of the season.

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It may not have been a quality start, but Bartolo Colon reached 3,000 career innings pitched during Tuesday's outing against the Reds.

David Wright was 3-for-27 at the plate leading up to his game-winning single.

With Travis d'Arnaud on the disabled list, the pressure is on Kevin Plawecki to produce in an everyday role.

Around the NL East

The Mets gained a game on Washington, as the Nationals took a 4-3 loss to Vince Velasquez and the Phillies. Acquired from Houston in the Ken Giles trade, Velasquez has now pitched to a 1.78 ERA through his first four starts.

The Braves were routed by the Red Sox, striking out 14 times against David Price in an 11-4 defeat. Among many issues, Atlanta's defense has been atrocious this season.

The Marlins improved to 8-11 with a road win against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Miami is making a starting rotation change in the early season, calling up lefty Justin Nicolino while optioning Jarred Cosart to Triple-A New Orleans.

Around the Majors

The Blue Jays aren't offering Edwin Encarnacion enough to keep him in Toronto long-term, writes Marc Normandin of SB Nation. At last mention, the team was willing to pay over $20 million for three years to extend Jose Bautista.

Andrew McCutchen had a field day at Coors Field on Tuesday night, hitting three home runs in a 9-4 victory over the Rockies.

Big league pitchers have adjusted to Trevor Storywrites Jeff Sullivan of FanGraphs. The Rockies' shortstop is just 7 for his last 42 with one RBI.

21-year-old Jose Berrios, a top pitching prospect for the Twins, will make his major league debut in Wednesday's start against the Indians.

Astros backup catcher Erik Kratz pitched in Tuesday's blowout loss to the Mariners, providing plenty of material to the @70MPHFastball Twitter account.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke wrote about Neil Walker's early season splits, pointing out the switch-hitter's unsustainable walk and strikeout rates.

Noel Purcell supplied us with video highlights of the Mets' 5-3 win over the Reds on Monday.

Lukas Vlahos recapped Monday's minor league games in the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Jeffrey Paternostro and Brian Salvatore hosted episode 183 of Amazin' Avenue Audio.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1983, Nolan Ryan set the MLB record for most career strikeouts. Ryan amassed 493 of those K's as a member of the Mets from 1966-1971.

Happy birthday to Orber Moreno, Frank Catalanotto, Eric Hillman, Bob Macdonald, and Brian Giles.