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Mets Morning News: Mets swept by Astros, Amed Rosario dealing with finger injury

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Your Labor Day dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

MLB: New York Mets at Houston Astros Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Mercifully there are only a handful of Sundays left in the 2017 season. The Mets jumped out to a 4-1 lead against the Astros, but Chris Flexen could not hold it against playoff-bound Houston. Led by Norichika Aoki, the Mets did attempt a comeback, but the offense left too many men on the bases to salvage a win.

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Flexen struggled against the Astros, but all the experience he is getting could help him become better in the future.

Amed Rosario had a tough game and left with a finger injury, but fellow rookie Dominic Smith looked great against the Astros.

Wilmer Flores was diagnosed with a broken nose, but he feared it was much worse when it happened.

Tim Tebow’s season is finished, and he did well for someone who hadn’t played the sport in a decade.

Around the National League East

The Braves avoided a sweep at the hands of the Cubs.

The Marlins’ bad week continued with a series loss to the Phillies.

Jake Thompson was sharp in the Phillies’ win over the Marlins.

The Nationals had a tough series against the Brewers and dropped the final game of it. Max Scherzer and his wife are trying to help the animals affected by Hurricane Harvey find a place to stay until they can be reunited with their families.

Around Major League Baseball

Indians’ second baseman Jose Ramirez hit five extra-base hits in Cleveland’s rout of the Tigers, although Detroit’s defense might have helped him out a bit.

With Justin Verlander’s departure from the Tigers, it marks the end of an era for Detroit.

The Diamondbackswin streak reached ten with a win over the reeling Rockies.

Madison Bumgarner hit his third home run of the season, but unfortunately he also gave up three home runs in a loss to the Cardinals.

The Mariners completed a sweep of the A’s behind a strong pitching performance by Andrew Albers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane covered Amed Rosario’s injury.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday, Mike Piazza!