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Mets Morning News: One last doubleheader with everything on the line

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

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Meet the Mets

The Mets will be playing one more seven-inning doubleheader in this strange season today, as last night’s game against the Nationals was postponed due to rain.

The Amazins enter the day technically still alive for the postseason—but they need everything to miraculously break their way these last two days.

Jacob deGrom may need an incredible performance in his final start of the season if he wants a chance to win a third straight Cy Young.

Dominic Smith’s incredible 2020 season is the end result of a lot of work to overcome his early major league struggles.

David Peterson’s performance during his rookie season was enough to make him an integral part of the team’s pitching plans moving forward.

After a lost minor league season, the Mets’ top prospects will finally get the chance to get some action at an instructional camp in Port St. Lucie beginning next week.

2020 fifth-round draft pick Eric Orze has had quite the journey after being diagnosed with cancer in 2018.

Former manager Willie Randolph recounted the story of his infamous late night firing in 2008.

Around the National League East

With an extra-inning 4-3 win against the Yankees last night, the Marlins have clinched a postseason spot for the first time since 2003.

The Phillies, on the other hand, hurt their chances of making the postseason by falling 6-4 to the Rays.

The Athletic provided a valuable public service by taking a look at the twelve worst pitches of the Phillies’ season.

The Braves had a wild back-and-forth extra inning affair with the Red Sox which ended with an 11th inning two-run walk-off home run off the bat of Freddie Freeman to give Atlanta an 8-7 win.

Ronald Acuna Jr. hit the single longest home run of the 2020 season last night, tracking at a jaw-dropping 495 feet.

Despite a rough season for the Nationals, Davey Martinez has secured a multi-year extension from the club.

Around Major League Baseball

The Mets have Trent Grisham to thank for keeping their postseason hopes alive, as the Padres outfielder hit a walk-off three-run homer to beat the Giants and keep them from clinching a postseason spot.

The Reds joined the Marlins in ending a postseason drought last night, clinching a spot in the playoffs for the first time since 2013.

A number of teams have surpassed expectations in this shortened season.

As we enter the last weekend of the season, where do the MVP races in both leagues stand?

Giancarlo Stanton will be sticking around in New York for the foreseeable future, as the Yankee slugger decided against exercising the opt-out clause in his contract this offseason.

Mike Clevinger had to get a cortisone shot in response to a right posterior elbow impingement. A return date is still to be determined.

Major League Baseball is planning on drastically overhauling the Appalachian League.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Joe Sokolowski compiled the most memorable Mets-related quotes from the past week.

This Date in Mets History

Jacob deGrom put the glorious finishing touches on his first Cy Young season on this date two years ago.