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Mets Morning News: Mets avoid no-hitter, comeback comes up short

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

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After Padres starter Colin Rea took a no-hitter into the seventh, the Mets' ninth-inning comeback came up short, falling 5-3. The 25-year-old Rea entered the game with 11 career starts and a 4.42 ERA. Curtis Granderson and Yoenis Cespedes homered in the ninth to supply the Mets' three runs.

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After taking the loss, Jacob deGrom said there's a flaw in his mechanics—that his right elbow is lower in his delivery than it was in 2015. As a result, he's not getting on top of the ball.

Fangraphs answered a question many ball clubs are asking: How does a team score against Noah Syndergaard?

Bleacher Report took a look at how a struggling Matt Harvey affects the franchise's future.

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo wrote about Michael Conforto's relationship with his Olympian mother. Tracie Conforto was a double gold medalist in synchronized swimming at the 1984 games in Los Angeles, and won silver four years later in Seoul.

DiComo also examined the hurdles lefty reliever Josh Edgin must clear before making it back to the majors. Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery in March 2015.

BP Mets made an argument for platooning Lucas Duda at first.

Around the NL East

Cardinals starter Jaime Garcia shut out the Phillies for a 4-0 victory—the first time Philadelphia has gone scoreless all season.

The Marlins finished a sweep of the Diamondbacks behind another strong start from lefty Adam Conley.

The Nationals also entered the ninth inning down 5-0, and also didn't hit enough homers in the final frame to win.

Around the Majors

Jeff Sullivan wrote about a new chapter in the career of Mariners ace Felix Hernandez, who's seen a significant drop in velocity this season.

Baseball Prospectus looked at how reigning NL Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta is succeeding despite an oddly high DRA.

The Everett Daily Herald in Washington published a hilarious misspelling of the word "shifts."

NL.com listed 10 things learned from the Yankees' disastrous 2-7 road trip.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke wrote a preview of the Mets' West Coast road trip.

Newsday's Marc Carig paid a visit to Amazin' Avenue Audio.

The latest edition of TWISNY features Keith trying—and failing—to pronounce "Steve Schebler."

This Date in Mets History

Willie Mays was born on this date in 1931.

In 1983, Darryl Strawberry made his major league debut against the Reds. He went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts, but walked twice and scored on George Foster's walk-off home run in the 13th inning.