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Mets Morning News: Harvey hammered, again

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

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Meet the Mets

Matt Harvey got rocked for a third consecutive start, surrendering six earned runs in as many innings as the Mets fell 12-4 on the road against the Braves. Jerry Blevins and Gerson Bautista were somehow worse, giving up five hits, four walks, and six earned runs in two combined innings of work. Todd Frazier and Adrian Gonzalez hit their third and second home runs, respectively.

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Comments from manager Mickey Callaway and pitching coach Dave Eiland indicate Harvey could not be long for the Mets rotation.

After a flirtation with the trade market for catchers, it appears the Mets will sit tight until Kevin Plawecki returns.

Keith Hernandez loves Twitter, but he says that wouldn’t have been the case had the social media app existed during his playing days.

To treat a diabetes-related infection, former Met Ed Kranepool, 73, is in search of a kidney donor.

Around the National League East

Check out Talking Chop’s recap of the Braves’ beatdown of the Mets.

In a Marlins loss, Lewis Brinson flashed the talent that landed him in the top 20 of Baseball Prospectus’s and Baseball America’s pre-2018 prospect lists.

Jake Arrieta dominated the Pirates, striking out 10 and surrendering one hit in seven shutout innings.

The Nationals hope Ryan Zimmerman has put his brutal start to the year behind him.

Around Major League Baseball

The White Sox shipped infielder Tyler Saladino to the Athletics in exchange for outfielder Trayce Thompson.

The Red Sox have raced out to the best record in baseball thanks in part to a more aggressive approach at the dish.

After facing dramatic shifts that played him to hit the ball away to right field, D.J. LeMahieu has dramatically altered his approach, pulling the ball more and hitting almost half his fly balls to center field.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Hair was a theme in the booth during Mets broadcasts this week, and Chris McShane broke down the crew’s mane-ia.

With other internal options available, the Mets can’t afford to let Jose Reyes struggle for too long.

In this week’s edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio, the gang measured the catching situation and evaluated Mickey Callaway’s performance in the early going.

This Date in Mets History

On this day 51 years ago, some rando named Tom Seaver got his first win. The starter would collect a handful more before calling it a career.