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Mets Morning News: Mets unleash torrent of offense on Phillies

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Meet the Mets

The Mets, coming off four straight losses, unleashed their fury upon the Phillies and buried them under eleven runs. The pitching, outside of an inning of Jerry Blevins, was mostly forgettable, but the Mets’ bats were hot enough to overcome any mound mediocrity as they took an 11-7 victory.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, NJ.com, Bergen County Record.

David Wright needs rotator cuff surgery.

Peter Botte argues that while the Mets should continue to support Wright, they need to move on at third base.

T.J. Rivera needs Tommy John surgery.

For a reason known only to them, the Mets have decided to have Matt Harvey, who was awful in Houston, pitch on three days’ rest against the Phillies.

Around the NL East

The Rangers teed off on the Braves in Atlanta.

Giancarlo Stanton hit his 53rd home run, but the Marlins still came up far short against the Nationals.

To add insult to injury, rumor has it that the new Marlins owners, and Derek Jeter, plan to slash the team’s payroll.

Around MLB

J.D. Martinez hit four home runs against the Dodgers as they were routed 13-0 by the Diamondbacks. This writer was at the game, it was brutal.

Clint Hurdle has been given a four-year extension by the Pirates.

Gary Sanchez has his suspension reduced from four games to three games, but will now miss the entirety of a key series against the Orioles for the Yankees.

The Angels set an American League record by using 12 pitchers in their game against the Oakland A’s.

Major League Baseball once again did nothing of note to mark Labor Day.

Yesterday at AA

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

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Phillies series.

Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Miracle Met Ron Swoboda signed with the Mets on this date in 1965.