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Mets Morning News: Nimmolation

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

Cincinnati Reds v New York Mets Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey showed significant improvement in his second start since returning from the DL, and Brandon Nimmo blasted two home runs and a double to lead the Mets to a 7-2 win over the Reds on Thursday night. Harvey surrendered two runs, five hits, and a walk through five innings, managing just one strikeout. He hit 94 mph on the radar gun, but only induced two swings and missed on his 74 pitches.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, Times, Daily News, Post, Newsday,

David Wright knows the Mets can’t rely on him to play third base next season, but he’s going to work his ass off to make it back onto the field.

Noah Syndergaard was less than stellar in his second rehab start, which he made in the Brooklyn Cyclones’ final game of the year.

Harvey evaluated his performance after earning his first win since May. He admitted he got a little lucky.

Lenny Dykstra tried to slide into the DMs of Lena Dunham, the star and creator of HBO’s Girls.

Around the NL East

The Braves scored twice in the bottom of the ninth for a 6-5 walk-off victory. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Fish Stripes.

The Nationals got a solid performance out of their remade bullpen to beat the Phillies 4-3. Check out recaps from Federal Baseball and the Good Phight.

Around the Majors

Former Yankees shortstop and general manager Gene “Stick” Michael passed away at the age of 79.

The Indians’ 15-game winning streak is costing one Cleveland business a boatload of money.

Will Middlebrooks set an obscure record yesterday, as the call-up struck pinch-hit triples in both games of a double-header.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets’ four-game series with the Reds.

This Date in Mets History

A day after losing Bobby Bonilla to a season-ending injury in 1993, the Mets fell victim to a Darryl Kile—then of the Astros—no-hitter. To take Bonilla’s roster spot, Butch Huskey was making his major league debut.