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Mets Morning News: Astros win a wild one, NL East managerial vacancies filled

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

MLB: World Series-Houston Astros workout Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

As the season went along, it was obvious that the Mets would not be playing in this year’s World Series. The Mets can learn from the two teams still playing to help them reach their goals going forward.

The Mets still need to fill out the rest of their coaching staff, and there are plenty of potential candidates for bench coach out there.

There are quite a few prospects who are flourishing in the Arizona Fall League.

Around the NL East

The managerial vacancies in the NL East have now all been filled. Gabe Kapler is the Phillies’ next manager. The Nationals hired Dave Martinez to take over the managerial duties in Washington.

The National League East is now filled with three rookie managers, Don Mattingly, and Brian Snitker.

Around the Majors

It wasn’t quite the game everyone expected with Clayton Kershaw and Dallas Keuchel on the mound, but the Astros won Game 5 in extras after quite a lot of offense was on display.

Game 5 was crazy right from the start, but the Dodgers are left pondering just how close they came to winning the pivotal game.

It is a record you wouldn’t expect Clayton Kershaw to own, but Kershaw set a new record for most home runs allowed in a single postseason.

The chatter surrounding the “slicker” balls used in the World Series continues to grow, and Justin Verlander thinks there is definitely a noticeable difference between the balls used in the postseason and World Series.

Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly pointing a gun at a food delivery person.

Yesterday at AA

Robert Wolff reviewed Josh Smoker’s frustrating season.

This Date in Mets History

Tom Seaver won the second Cy Young of his career on this date in 1973. He owned a sparkling 2.08 ERA that season and struck out 251 batters.

In 2015, Noah Syndergaard made a statement with the first pitch he threw in Game 3 of the World Series. He was a little shaky later on, but David Wright and the offense backed him up for the victory.