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Mets Morning News: Mets play Jekyll and Hyde in Braves doubleheader

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

Atlanta Braves v New York Mets - Game Two Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

It was a tale of two teams as the Mets took on the Braves in a doubleheader. Game 1 delivered a performance evocative of so many Mets losses in 2017, a blowout fueled by late inning runs scored on a hapless bullpen. Game 2 delivered something different, a team that came out strong, looked like it was about to blow it all late, but held on for the win.

Choose your recap: Amazin Avenue short 1, short 2, long 1, long 2, Time, Post, Daily News 1, Daily News 2, Newsday, MLB.com 1, MLB.com 2, NJ.com 1, NJ.com 2, Bergen County Record.

Apple, you had one job! One job!

Terry Collins, assuming his contract is not renewed, will likely be replaced by a familiar face.

Tomas Nido got his first MLB start in the first game of the doubleheader.

Attendance was up over 12% across the Florida State League this year, likely due mainly to Tim Tebow.

Here’s NJ.com’s Mets minor league award winners from this past season.

Around the NL East

The Nationals took down the Phillies.

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Jose Fernandez’s death.

Bryce Harper’s return has been delayed by the flu.

Around MLB

Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire’s old rookie home run record.

Bruce Maxwell stood by his decision to take a knee during the national anthem.

Eduardo Nunez re-aggravated his knee injury.

Yasiel Puig was late to a team workout and was benched by Dodgers manager Dave Roberts.

Addison Russell brought a fan some new nachos after he spilled the fan’s original nachos while diving into the stands.

Minor league baseball attendance was the 5th best in history this year.

Do baseball owners stink at their jobs?

Yesterday at AA

Matt Varvaro had your Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.

Chris McShane had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets became the first NYC baseball team to draw 3 million fans in a season on this date in 1987.