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Mets Morning News: Harvey and Familia get back on track, Wright has a herniated disc

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Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey looked like his old self on Monday, as he threw seven fantastic innings en route to a 1-0. Neil Walker tallied the Mets' lone run on a solo shot, and Jeurys Familia closed the game out with little drama.

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It was good to see Matt Harvey get back on track, and Terry Collins said he felt better about Harvey as the week progressed. John Harper opined that the timing couldn't have been better for Harvey to find his groove. Zach Braziller is curious if it's Rene Rivera's presence behind the plate that changed Harvey's luck.

There was some bad news on the day, however, as David Wright told reporters he has a herniated disc in his neck. Wright will see a specialist today to figure out a plan, but it sounds like a DL stint may be coming.

Jeurys Familia also had a bounce-back outing on Monday. Familia said that when he goes home at night and sees his son, he forgets all about what happens on the field.

Neil Walker continues to hit the ball well from the right side, which has been a big reason for the Mets success thus far. Walker is on pace to shatter his career mark for home runs.

The Columbia Fireflies are having a "Purple Game, Purple Game" in honor of the late pop star Prince. Wait until you see these jerseys.

Around the NL East

Daniel Murphy provided a two-run single in the eighth, which handed the Nationals a 4-3 win over the Phillies. Don't you just love what Murph is doing right now?

The Pirates beat up the Marlins, winning 10-0. James Locke faced just one over the minimum in his first career shutout.

Mallex Smith tripled with the bases loaded, to help the Braves win a 5-3 affair over the Giants. The Braves almost blew the game, but rallied late.

Around the Majors

After starter Jason Hammel left the game in the third inning with a hamstring cramp, the Cubs bullpen was perfect the rest of the way. They would go on to beat the Dodgers 2-0.

Is Ryan Braun on the trading block already? Braun's stellar start to the 2016 season has a lot of people around baseball thinking that he'll be moved.

Steven Wright continues to be one of baseball's biggest stories, thus far. The Red Sox knuckleballer threw his third complete game of the season on Monday.

The field for the NCAA baseball tournament was announced yesterday. Some of the local flavor includes UConn, Princeton, Fairfield, and Binghamton.

Former MLB player Karim Garcia was pulled from his truck and beaten in an apparent robbery in Mexico. Garcia plays for Saraperos de Saltillo in the Mexican League.

Yesterday at AA

Noel Purcell broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Matt Varvaro posted his Mind Boggler for the week, and he wants you to name the 1986 Mets!

This Date in Mets History

On May 30, 1986, the Mets won the game in most unlikely fashion. Kevin Mitchell scored from second base on a dropped pop-up to win it for the Amazins.

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