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Mets Morning News: Mets win on bizarre play against Brewers

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New York Mets v Milwaukee Brewers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Fielding a patchwork lineup, the Mets took on the Brewers in Milwaukee and walked off with a win in extra innings after a bizarre mistake by the Brewers’ fielders.

After another strong start from a seemingly rejuvenated Matt Harvey, the Mets’ offense managed only one run against the Brewers through nine innings despite ample chances to score.

In the top of the eleventh, with the bases loaded and one out, Matt Reynolds hit a liner that was knocked down by the Brewers' Jonathan Villar, who flipped the ball to second to force out Kelly Johnson. Rather than trying to catch Wilmer Flores, who took off for third, second baseman Scooter Gennett attempted to throw out an already-out Kelly Johnson at first, which allowed the go-ahead run to score. Wild stuff, but the Mets won.

Logan Verrett takes the mound in today’s game.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Post, Daily News, ESPN,,, Bergen County Record, Newsday, New York Times.

Neil Walker was scheduled to sit out Friday’s game after taking a hard ball to the chest but ended up pinch hitting anyway.

The Mets activated Kelly Johnson before the game and optioned Ty Kelly to Triple-A in a Kelly for Kelly swap.

Bartolo Colon made history Thursday night, becoming the player with the most career plate appearances without drawing a walk.

Around the NL East

The Braves somehow managed to beat the Cubs.

Stephen Strasburg won his tenth game as the Nationals took down the Phillies.

The Marlins beat the Diamondbacks with a seven-run-seventh.

Around Major League Baseball

The White Sox designated shortstop Jimmy Rollins for assignment today, effectively ending his tenure with the team.

Rays sideline reporter Emily Austen got herself fired by Fox Sports after making a series of racist and anti-semitic remarks, including "I didn't even know that Mexicans were that smart," while on a livestream with Barstool Sports.

Craig Biggio’s son Cavan was selected in the fifth round of the MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. In an extra-special moment, his older brother Conor actually got to announce the pick.

Giancarlo Stanton hit the hardest-hit ball in the history of Statcast... and it resulted in a double play.

Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue

Joe Sokolowski brought you another "This Week in Mets Quotes."

Steve Sypa profiled Mets draft pick Justin Dunn.

Daniel Convery had the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Today marks the date of one of the worst defeats in Mets history, when they lost to the Phillies by the NFL-worthy score of 26-7 in 1985.