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Mets Morning News: Mets take series from Phillies, Matt Harvey scheduled to start against Reds

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets got by with a little help from the rain and earned themselves a series win. The offense got to Phillies starter Nick Pivetta early and often. Asdrubal Cabrera and Travis d’Arnaud got the Mets on the board in the first, and they piled on from there. Robert Gsellman was solid on the mound through five innings but faltered a bit in the sixth. It was still a good enough outing to get him the win after the game was called in the bottom of the inning.

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Robert Gsellman looked a lot like the pitcher from last season on the mound, and the Mets are hoping he can keep that up in this final month of 2017.

Matt Harvey was originally supposed to start on short rest, which could be a hint that the Mets are not planning on bringing him back next season.

Travis d’Arnaud’s home run in the first inning was a good sign from the catcher, and he needs to continue to prove he is worthy of the GM’s vote of confidence.

Terry Collins’s time as manager is most likely winding down, but he is trying to instill the right attitude in the younger players that they can take forward in their careers.

Collins also believes that seeing more of Juan Lagares will give them a clearer picture of what kind of player he can be.

Dominic Smith has gotten off to a bit of a slow start but the manager is not ready to hit the panic button just yet.

Michael Conforto’s health will play a major role in how the Mets approach their outfield plans for next season.

Around the NL East

The Braves managed to hang on to a win over Cole Hamels and the Rangers.

The Marlins were swept by the Nationals in a blowout loss. The Marlins also have a plan to try and minimize the damage to their stadium when Hurricane Irma hits the area.

The Phillies traded Juan Nicasio to the Cardinals for an infield prospect.

Gio Gonzalez was good enough in his start for the Nationals in the win over Miami.

Around the Majors

The Red Sox are just the latest team to get caught, but there is a long history of teams trying to steal signs in baseball.

The Diamondbacksstreak of never trailing ended at 98 innings, which was just short of the record.

The Yankees suffered a heartbreaker on Tuesday, which means that Aroldis Chapman could reclaim his closer’s role.

The Cleveland Indians won their 14th straight game with a 5-1 win over the White Sox.

The Reds’ speedy outfielder, Billy Hamilton, was placed on the DL with a fractured thumb.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke wrote about Matt Harvey’s start getting pushed back.

This Date in Mets History

In 1976, Lee Mazzilli made his major league debut in a 11-0 win over the Cubs.