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Mets Morning News: Tell me where it hurts

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

New York Mets v Chicago Cubs Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets got destroyed by the Cubs again on Thursday, 14-6, en route to a sweep at the hands of Chicago. Seth Lugo lasted just three innings, surrendering eight runs (seven earned) and nine hits. New York tagged Jen-Ho Tseng for five runs in three frames in the Cubs starter’s major league debut, but got blasted in the battle of the bullpens. Dom Smith went 2-for-3 at the plate and hit a homer for the second straight game, his third in four contests. The Mets lost Amed Rosario (tight hip flexor in his right leg) and Travis d’Arnaud (twisted right knee) to injury in the game.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Daily News, Post,, BP Mets

Tim Tebow has sparked a dramatic increase in minor league attendance.

Beyond Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, the 2018 Mets rotation is a bucket of question marks.

Perhaps the most puzzling of those mysteries is what the Mets can expect from Matt Harvey next season.

Darryl Strawberry is just as unhappy with Mets ownership as fans are.

Around the NL East

Tanner Roark silenced the Braves’ bats to help the Nationals avoid a sweep, 5-2. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Federal Baseball.

Rhys Hopkins homered again as the Phillies routed the Marlins, 10-0. Check out recaps from Fish Stripes and the Good Phight.

Around the Majors

The Indians broke the all-time record for consecutive wins, with 22.

Or did they?

Cleveland won on a walk-off hit from Jay Bruce, who seems to be enjoying his new home.

Yesterday at AA

We broke down the injuries to Rosario and d’Arnaud.

This Date in Mets History

Thirty years ago today, Keith Hernandez collected his 2,000th career hit, one of three singles during a 12-4 beatdown of the Cubs.