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Mets Morning News: The young offense produces a win, Jeurys Familia is close to returning

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

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Meet the Mets

The young offense rose to the occasion against the Diamondbacks. Brandon Nimmo had a great night out of the leadoff spot, and Michael Conforto, Amed Rosario, and Dominic Smith all had RBIs in the win. Smith’s came on a long home right to right to extend the lead. On the mound, both Chris Flexen and Paul Sewald had solid outings, and AJ Ramos picked up the save in the win.

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Chris Flexen had his strongest outing yet and wants to keep improving in the final weeks of the season.

As one of the few veterans left on the team, Yoenis Cespedes is using this season as a teachable moment for the rookies on the team, and the rookies are learning something new in every game.

Terry Collins was pleased with what he saw from Dominic Smith, and Smith will need to build on that success if the Mets are going to turn things around in the future.

The Mets want to take it slow with Noah Syndergaard, so his rehab got pushed back a couple of days.

Steven Matz’s surgery to repair an irritated nerve in his elbow was successful.

Jeurys Familia had a successful rehab outing and could be back with the ballclub soon. He is happy that he has been able to work his way back to the majors after being sidelined for a good portion of the season.

The Mets loaded up on young arms during their selloff, and some have shown some potential so far in their young Mets’ careers.

Around the NL East

The Braves lost the game late to the Mariners.

The Marlinspitching struggled against the Phillies.

The Phillies have had a dismal season but perhaps they have found a few promising players.

Max Scherzer won’t make his return Friday against the Mets like the Nationals originally hoped. Washington was defeated by the Astros 6-1.

Around the Majors

Poor Rich Hill. The Dodgers lefty lost a perfect game on an error in the ninth and then proceeded to lose both the no-hitter and the game on a walk-off home run in the tenth.

Baltimore closer Zach Britton’s epic save streak came to an end after he converted 60 consecutive save opportunities.

Yankees closer Arolids Chapman has struggled this season, and his fastball might be to blame.

The Red Sox traded for Athletics outfielder Rajai Davis.

There is a multitude of reasons that Mike Trout is a perennial MVP candidate.

Yesterday at AA

Nathan Gismot fondly remembered Curtis Granderson’s Mets career.

This Date in Mets History

In 1975, the Mets and Giants split a doubleheader, but in the second game Giants’ starter Ed Halicki threw a no-hitter against the Mets.

On a dark day in 2002, Fred Wilpon purchased Nelson Doubleday’s half of the team to become the sole owner of the New York Mets.