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Mets Morning News: Mets honor the Franchise with a walk-off victory

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

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Meet the Mets

The day after the best player to ever wear their uniform passed away, the Mets came from behind to defeat the Yankees in extra innings. J.D. Davis tied the game at 7-7 with a solo shot off of Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth. Edwin Diaz pitched a second scoreless top of the tenth to keep the game tied, and Pete Alonso hit a majestic two-run homer in the bottom of the tenth to give the Mets a 9-7 victory over their crosstown rivals.

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The Mets honored Tom Seaver in a number of different ways during last night’s game, including covering their knees with dirt before the game in an ode to the Franchise’s drop-and-drive delivery, displaying vintage Shea Stadium era scoreboard graphics, and wearing a special uniform patch.

The Mets also announced that the Mets’ Tom Seaver statue will be unveiled in early 2021.

Marc Carig discussed the impact the Franchise had on the history of the Mets franchise for the Athletic, Joel Sherman of the New York Post discussed the impact Seaver had on kids of the 70s, David Schoenfield of ESPN discussed how Seaver’s presence transformed the team, and Tyler Kepler of the New York Times discussed how Seaver’s senses made him great.

Brian Schneider told the story of how he spent his first full day as a member of the Mets with Tom Seaver.

The Mets have a few decisions to make about Jacob deGrom.

Steven Matz was named the Mets’ 2020 Roberto Clemente Award nominee.

Alex Rodriguez is reportedly fuming over the “fixed” sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen.

Steve Cohen is apparently making a push into financing movies.

Around the National League East

The Phillies completed a four game sweep of the Nationals last night on a walk-off sacrifice fly from Alec Bohm.

Despite the loss, Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park-home run last night.

The Braves released Matt Adams.

The Miami Herald discussed Griffin Conine could follow in his father’s footsteps as the next “Mr. Marlin.”

Around Major League Baseball

2020’s shortened schedule has led to some extremely wild stats.

Yoan Moncada discussed the lingering effects that recovering from COVID-19 has had on his body.

Dee Gordon informed the Mariners that he would like to be known as Dee Strange-Gordon from now on as a tribute to his mother, DeVona Strange.

Batters are getting hit at a record rate in 2020.

A lawsuit brought filed by season ticket holders against the Houston Astros over their sign-stealing scandal passed its first legal hurdle yesterday.

Minor League Baseball will never be the same after September 30th.

Baseball America discussed the new Baseball Cup proposal from Major League Baseball.

Major League Baseball released this year’s Roberto Clemente Award nominees.

George Lombard of the Dodgers discussed how he found his social justice voice through his mother.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Lukas Vlahos deconstructed the 2009 draft.

Christian Romo reviewed Seaver’s top ten career games.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1985, Gary Carter played his first game as a Met.

Also, on this date in 1968, Mike Piazza was born.