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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey made his return to the mound for the Mets after a turbulent week filled with gossip, suspensions, and speeches. It did not go well. Harvey surrendered three home runs, walked five, and gave up five earned runs in five innings of work. It was a dark night for Harvey and the Mets in Milwaukee as they fell 7-4 to the Brewers.

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

The Mets activated Lucas Duda and placed Jeurys Familia on the disabled list before Friday’s game.

Familia is likely to miss the rest of the season after undergoing surgery for a blood clot in his right shoulder.

The Daily News had a list of relievers the Mets may show some interest in.

NJ.com also wonders whether the Mets will sign some pitching reinforcements.

Yoenis Cespedes has resumed limited baseball activities.

The Post wonders how much longer Rafael Montero will remain on the Mets’ roster if he keeps pitching so badly.

The Mets are considering promoting Tim Tebow to St. Lucie or Binghamton after his stretch of strong play recently.

Around the NL East

The Braves took on the Marlins and beat them 8-4.

The Nationals and Phillies were rained out and will play a doubleheader on Sunday.

Ryan Howard says he’s not ready to retire.

The Marlins are not happy with Marlins Man after one of his female guests flashed an opposing pitcher.

Jeff Francoeur is trying out as a Braves TV analyst.

Around MLB

Big Papi was not a fan of Bobby Valentine’s tenure as the manager of the Red Sox.

Chris Iannetta had to be taken to the hospital after taking a pitch to the face during the Diamondbacks’ game.

Derek Jeter will have his number retired by the Yankees this Sunday.

Rich Hill’s blister still won’t go away.

Adam Jones is going to be donating $20,000 to the Negro League Museum.

Former All-Star Doug DeCinces was found guilty of insider trading this week and could be facing serious jail time.

Evan Longoria hit a long home run out of Fenway Park during the Rays-Red Sox game.

Yesterday at AA

Steve Schreiber brought you a new edition of This Week in SNY.

Daniel Convery covered the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

Joe Sokolowski was back with “This Week in Mets Quotes.”

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Brewers series.

This Date in Mets History

It’s Bobby Valentine’s birthday. He probably won’t be getting a card from Big Papi.