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Mets Morning News: Nationals take series, Mets help hurricane victims in Puerto Rico

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

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Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom was excellent once again but he was felled by a Trea Turner home run. He also allowed an unearned run to score, but he struck out eleven and reached the 200 inning plateau he was striving for. Brandon Nimmo took Max Scherzer deep and Jose Reyes helped cut into the lead late but since it is Sunday that is as close as they would come.

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The Nationals easily won the season series and showed just how far apart these two teams really are.

Reaching 200 innings was a significant accomplishment for Jacob deGrom as he sets his sights on 2018.

deGrom is the only starter who made it through the season in tact so how will the rotation take shape next season?

Brandon Nimmo has shown some power recently and he believes more home runs are to come.

The Mets are asking for donations to help those affected by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.

Terry Collins does not necessarily agree with the protests that have been taking place during the National Anthem. Chasen Bradford won’t be protesting but respects the right of peaceful protest.

Around the NL East

The Bravesfinal home game of the season was a loss to the Phillies. Atlanta’s GM believes the team will be significantly younger next season.

The Marlins lost in walk-off fashion to the Diamondbacks. Today is the one-year anniversary of Jose Fernandez’s death.

Starter Nick Pivetta was outstanding in the Phillies’ win over the Braves.

Max Scherzer was again dominant on the mound. Bryce Harper could return to the lineup against the Phillies tonight.

Around the Majors

With their win over the Marlins, the Diamondbacks clinched a playoff spot.

Blue Jays’ slugger Jose Bautista most likely played his final home game in Toronto and received quite an ovation from the home crowd.

The Mariners were officially eliminated from playoff contention which extends their playoff drought to sixteen years.

The Twins finished off a sweep of the Tigers as they look to clinch a playoff spot.

Another young fan was struck by a foul ball but was thankfully ok at the White Sox game.

Yesterday at AA

In the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio they look back on how well the Mets’ minor league teams fared this season.

This Date in Mets History

The great Willie Mays announced his retirement and on this date in 1973 the Mets held “Willie Mays Night at Shea” to honor the future Hall of Famer.

Another Hall of Famer called it a career on this day as well. After being the voice of the Mets for 42 years, Bob Murphy called his last game in 2003.