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Mets Morning News: Mets and Matt Harvey trounced by Cubs

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MLB: New York Mets at Chicago Cubs Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

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Matt Harvey was bad and the bullpen was worse in the Mets’ 17-5 loss in Chicago. Harvey did not make it out of the fourth inning which led to a very long night of bad baseball against the defending champs. Dominic Smith and Amed Rosario had nice days at the plate which was one of the few positives that came out of this game.

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The game did not go well for Matt Harvey and the defeated pitcher had no explanation as to what went wrong.

Asdrubal Cabrera’s recent play should make the Mets consider picking up his option for next season.

The club has a stockpile of young relievers and they could help shape the bullpen next season.

Despite having a minor setback, Noah Syndergaard could appear in a game before the season ends.

Jay Bruce is very happy that he was traded to the Indians and left behind a bad situation in New York.

Despite the rash of injuries this team has suffered the past two season, according to Sandy Alderson, strength and conditioning coach Mike Barwis will still have a job next season.

The minor leagues enjoyed a boost in attendance as fans wanted to get a look at Tim Tebow both at home and on the road.

Around the NL East

The Braves pounded Max Scherzer and the Nationals.

The Marlins were supposed to play the Brewers at home this weekend, but the series has been moved to Milwaukee as Miami still deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.

Rhys Hoskins and Aaron Nola shined in the Phillies’ win over the Marlins.

The Nationals lost an ugly game to the Braves in Washington.

Around the Majors

The Indians’ epic win streak reached 21 games with a win over the Tigers.

MVP-candidate Paul Goldschmidt reached a career milestone in a win over the Rockies.

Fans at Fenway park attempted to hang a banner they claim is against racism over the Green Monster.

The Tigers denied that they retaliated against the home plate umpire by intentionally hitting him with a pitch.

The Twins held on to the second Wild Card spot with a walk-off win over the Padres.

This Date in Mets History

On September 14, 1963 Cleon Jones made his first major league appearance in center in a 4-0 loss against the Cubs.

In 1996, Todd Hundley set a major league record for most home runs by a catcher when he blasted his 41st of the season in a win over the Braves.