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

MLB: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

If only the Mets could play the Phillies every night of the season. The Amazins continued their dominance over Philadelphia on Monday night, this time propelled by strong offensive performances by the likes of Michael “6 RBI” Conforto and Jeff McNeil. Zack Wheeler did his job, pitching seven innings, though he wasn’t at his best, and gave up four runs. The Mets had more than enough firepower to defeat the Phillies 9-4 on the evening.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, NY Post, Daily News, MLB.com, Bergen County Record.

WCBS 880 will be the new home of Mets radio broadcasts next season.

The move to a new radio station could signal a shakeup in the Mets booth.

Tim Britton wonders what we can predict for next season based on the Mets’ success down the stretch.

The Mets have been impressed by prospect Ronny Mauricio.

Could Wilson Ramos be a solution behind the plate for the Mets next season?

Mets scout Jon Updike was named scout of the year by the team.

Around the National League East

The Braves lost to the Cardinals but still gained ground on the NL East crown.

The Marlins got to the Nationals’ bullpen and beat them.

Around Major League Baseball

Christian Yelich has become the first player to ever hit for the cycle twice in one season.

Wilson Contreras showed a major lack of hustle by stopping to admire a seeming home run that instead hit the wall, and Joe Maddon was not happy.

The Orioles have tied their worst record in history with 107 losses.

Lars E. Anderson wrote a piece in the Hardball Times about playing pro baseball in Germany.

Kolten Wong is mad that the Rays haven’t called his brother up from the minors.

Joel Sherman believes a new system is needed for Rookie of the Year voting.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Steve Sypa took a look back at the season of the Columbia Fireflies.

Allison McCague brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.

Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Phillies series.

This Date in Mets History

The last professional baseball game in Manhattan was played on this date fifty-five years ago at the Polo Grounds when the Mets took on, you guessed it, the Phillies. They lost and moved to Shea Stadium.