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Mets Morning News: Mets leapfrog Marlins on Granderson’s strong night

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Meet the Mets

The Mets got help from a surprising hero on Tuesday night. Needing a win to get by the Marlins, Curtis Granderson stepped to the plate in the sixth inning as a pinch hitter and smacked a home run. Then, he hit another the next inning.

The other big star of the night was Seth Lugo, who continues to impress. Lugo pitched six strong innings, giving up only two runs on five hits. The Mets went on to beat the Marlins 7-4.

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

Neil Walker’s back injury is apparently worse than was previously thought.

Steven Matz is also not recovering well and will not make his scheduled start on Thursday.

Jay Bruce believes his slump is due to his letting himself get behind in the count too often.

The Mets and the Las Vegas 51s have re-upped their partnership through 2018.

Michael Conforto is returning to the Mets this week, but will he see any playing time?

Logan Verrett came back up yesterday.

The Mets also appear set to call up Ty Kelly, Kevin Plawecki, and Gabriel Ynoa when rosters expand.

Keith Hernandez has discovered the telestrator.

Around the NL East

The Braves beat up on the Padres.

The Nationals beat the Phillies 3-2 behind a strong game from Max Scherzer. In more important news, Ryan Zimmerman surprised his daughter with a playhouse.

Around MLB

Angels reliever Cam Bedrosian may need surgery to remove a blood clot.

The Indians have agreed to a trade with the A’s for Coco Crisp.

Yasiel Puig has been claimed by an unknown team on waivers.

Tim Tebow worked out for scouts from two dozen teams, to mixed reviews.

Ichiro Suzuki passed Wade Boggs on the all-time hits list.

A New Jersey woman is suing the Milwaukee Brewers after she was hit in the head by a ball during batting practice.

Todd Frazier is not a fan of the Reds’ front office.

MLB and the MLBPA are donating $250,000 to relief efforts in Louisiana following the horrible flooding there.

Around the World (Special for Today)

Beyond the Box Score’s Kazuto Yamazaki took a very cool look at pitch counts in Japanese high school leagues.

Yesterday at AA

Lukas Vlahos delivered the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Ketul Shah did some medical analysis on Jon Niese’s injury.

Eric Simon brought you video of Yoenis Cespedes’s glorious homer.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1969 Tom Seaver shut out San Francisco 8-0 to tie Jerry Koosman’s then franchise-record 19 wins.