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Mets Morning News: A walk-off win snaps the losing streak

Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Meet the Mets

Of all the ways for the Mets to win a game, Neil Walker’s base running doesn’t often come to mind. But in a tie game in the bottom of the 11th, the Mets second baseman moved from first to third on a single to left. And he then raced home on a ground ball to second base for the walk-off win.

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

He’s quietly been the Mets best starter this season, and Jacob deGrom turned in another great performance when his team needed it the most.

After his disastrous turn on the mound Friday night, Logan Verrett is getting replaced by old friend Jon Niese.

Despite the Mets’ recent struggles, manager Terry Collins appears to be secure in his job.

It was Pride Night at Citi Field, making the Mets the first local team to host one.

Around the NL East

After a turbulent year, the Nationals decided to put an end to the Jonathan Papelbon era.

On the field, Washington played Atlanta, and the Braves didn’t win.

The Marlins lost in what their fans must feel was a pretty inexcusable manner.

The Phillies beat the Rockies, and many of the team’s best alumni came out to the ballgame.

Around the Majors

Releasing Alex Rodriguez cleared up some space on the Yankees roster, and two new additions got off to an historic start.

The Indians remain a contender in the American League, but will have to go on without a key cog in their lineup.

The red hot Cubs fell back to earth.

Even after being sent down to the minors, Yasiel Puig still manages to make weird headlines. #VivaPuig

Astros first baseman A.J. Reed had a run-in with the law.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Aaron Yorke examined Travis d’Arnaud’s recent play to see if he can get things going.

Matt Varvaro looked back at the 1996 Mets and their historically great outfield defense.

Joe Sokolowski brought you the best of the week in Mets quotes.

Chris McShane covered the Mets latest roster moves.

The main power source in the Mets lineup should be coming back soon.

This Date in Mets History

Pedro Martinez pitched perhaps the greatest loss in Mets history on this date eleven years ago. The newly-signed Met had a no-hitter going into the bottom of the 8th at Dodger Stadium. But he gave up two hits that inning, and the second was home run.

And just keep in mind, the 1969 Mets were 9.5 games back at this point. We’re supposed to believe right?