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Mets Morning News: Mets somehow split series with Braves, Citi Field catches fire

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

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Meet the Mets

Somehow, some way, the Mets beat the Braves to split the series with Atlanta. Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon Nimmo, and Amed Rosario were the offensive standouts to give the Mets their lead.

Jason Vargas was on the mound opposite Julio Teheran and was great on three days rest but he departed after the fifth. Mickey Callaway brought Jeurys Familia in the eighth to face the heart of the Braves’ lineup and it worked with the help of some amazing glovework by Amed Rosario and Asdrubal Cabrera. Robert Gsellman picked up his second save in the ninth and now the Mets head home with some positive vibes behind them.

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

The win in the series finale was helped by three Mets who fans had been growing impatient with.

In order to have fresh arms in the bullpen, the Mets made a flurry of moves before the game.

Tim Peterson was one of the new arms in the bullpen and made his major league debut in last night’s ballgame.

Jose Reyes again escaped this latest round of cuts, but there are options if the Mets were to cut ties with him.

Even though he might not show it, the brutal losses that had been piling up have been bothering the manager.

For now it seems like the Mets got some good news regarding Steven Matz’s injury to his finger.

The Mets hired Marysol Castro and Colin Cosell to be their new public address announcers. Castro will become the first female PA announcer in Mets’ history.

While the Mets were in Atlanta, a small fire broke out in a display case at Citi Field. The fire was quickly extinguished and nobody was hurt.

The 1986 draft did not exactly go the Mets’ way when they missed out on signing some picks that went on to have nice careers in the majors, although one did eventually find his way to the Mets.

Around the National League East

Talking Chop bemoaned the lack of offense in their recap of the game.

Jose Urena still has yet to win a game this season for the Marlins. This time it was a blown save and a walk-off error that cost him a win.

Phillies’ outfielder Rhys Hoskins was diagnosed with a jaw fracture and could miss significant time. Jake Arrieta has been a nice pickup for Philadelphia. The Phillies fell to the Dodgers 8-2.

Max Scherzer led the Nationals to a 2-0 win over the Orioles.

Around Major League Baseball

Tensions ran high again between the Pirates and Cubs when Joe Musgrove slid into Javier Baez at second base.

Alex Reyes successfully returned to the Cardinals’ rotation after missing all of last season rehabbing back from Tommy John surgery.

Commissioner Rob Manfred did not completely dismiss the idea of robot umpires in the future.

Nate Eovaldi threw six hitless innings for the Rays in his return to baseball after almost two years.

Shohei Ohtani continues to do amazing things on the baseball field.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Robert Gsellman earned his second save yesterday and made me look smart in the process.

Marshall Field covered the Steven Matz injury news.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1964 Ed Kranepool was called up from Triple-A to play in a double header for the Mets. He had just finished playing nineteen innings for the Triple-A team, and he played in both games for the Mets, which ended up being the longest double header in MLB history at the time. When all was said and done Kranepool had played 51 innings of baseball in 48 hours.