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Mets Morning News: Mets strike again in the late innings

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

New York Mets v St Louis Cardinals Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

The Mets defeated the Cardinals 6-5 in 10 innings on Tuesday night. Zack Wheeler got the start but only went 4 innings while giving up four runs. The Mets’ bullpen threw six innings in relief, allowing only one run. The Mets’ offense was fueled by the home run with a Yoenis Cespedes three-run shot in the fifth and Jay Bruce’s go-ahead shot in the tenth.

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

Matt Harvey made his bullpen debut last night and the Mets liked what they saw.

Jay Bruce’s go-ahead home run in the tenth inning was challenged by Mike Matheny, leaving the Mets a little surprised.

John Smoltz thinks Matt Harvey isn’t done yet, even with a demotion to the bullpen.

Mike Puma looks at how the Mets will use Matt Harvey in the bullpen.

Jason Vargas is set to start for the Mets on Saturday against the Padres.

Around the National League East

On a rainy night, the Diamondbacks beat the Phillies 8-4.

The Nationals lost their fourth straight game as their road trip woes continue.

Ronald Acuna, the top prospect in baseball, is set to join the Braves on Wednesday.

The Marlins snapped their losing streak, defeating the Dodgers on Tuesday night.

Around Major League Baseball

Curtis Granderson hit a walk-off homer in the tenth inning against the Red Sox.

Shohei Ohtani hit 101 mph on the gun last night, the fastest pitch thrown by a pitcher this season.

Lorenzo Cain hit a home run in his return to Kansas City as the Brewers won their seventh game in a row.

ESPNW wonders where the first female GM will come from.

Buster Olney thinks the Giants should consider trading Madison Bumgarner this summer.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa delivered the daily prospect report.

Vasilis Drimalitis looked back at the week the Mets’ bullpen had.

Kevin Pacelli examined Juan Lagares’ swing.

Nicholas Schreiber previewed the series against the Cardinals.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 2012, David Wright hit a two-run home run against the Marlins to become the Mets all-time leader in RBIs.