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Mets Morning News: More late-inning heroics carry Mets to victory over Braves

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MLB: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets once again fired up the offense in the late innings, taking down the Braves in twelve behind a clutch RBI from Yoenis Cespedes. Though Cespedes struggled most of the night, he turned it on when it counted, plating Robert Gsellman, who had pitched two strong innings to keep the Mets in the game. The Mets got some insurance from Asdrubal Cabrera and got back in the win column after a disappointing start to their series with Atlanta.

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Matt Harvey has struggled mightily, and Ken Davidoff thinks his best role at the moment would be as the bullpen mop-up man.

Kristie Ackert thinks Mickey Callaway might still be able to salvage Harvey.

Yoenis Cespedes is considering getting back to golfing to bust out of his slump.

Thomas Nido became the first Met to throw out a runner this year in last night’s game. And he didn’t just throw out one, he caught two.

Justin Dunn is trying to clear his mind in a quest to regain his form.

Cannon Chadwick, the Mets’ 9th round pick in the 2017 draft, appears to have retired.

Forbes points out the weak points in an otherwise strong Mets season so far.

A Mets fan has offered Ed Kranepool his kidney.

Around the National League East

Trevor Richards was working in a brewery last year. Now he’s starting for the Marlins.

The Phillies picked up a 2-1 win in the battle for Pennsylvania.

The Nationals managed to beat the Dodgers in LA thanks to a rare mediocre outing from Clayton Kershaw.

Around Major League Baseball

White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar fainted during last night’s White Sox game and had to be rushed to the hospital.

Yankees players say they’d probably welcome a shorter season, but would they welcome a pay cut?

Tyson Ross nearly pitched the Padresfirst no hitter before losing it in the 8th inning.

A 1952 Mickey Mantle card sold for an insane $2.88 million at auction.

Minor league baseball pays most of its players a slave wage, and The Ringer says that needs to change.

Alex Rodriguez’s kidnapped “nephew” may not actually be his nephew after all.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.

Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Happy birthday to Jesse Orosco, who was born on this date in 1957.