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Brewers 5, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

Pay no heed to the three-minute rain delay. Nor the extra-extra-extra innings.

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Three Up: Jon Niese, David Wright, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Wilmer Flores, Lucas Duda, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jon Niese +9
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +5
Daniel Murphy +5
Bartolo Colon +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Anthony Recker +1
Taylor Teagarden +1
Lucas Duda -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Ruben Tejada -3
David Wright -3
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Brewers 3, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Carlos Torres
Three Down: David Wright, Ruben Tejada, Lucas Duda

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Juan Lagares +6
Jacob deGrom +5
Daniel Murphy +5
Bartolo Colon +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Anthony Recker +1
Taylor Teagarden +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Ruben Tejada -3
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
David Wright -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Mets 6, Brewers 2: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Taylor Teagarden, Daniel Murphy, Daisuke Matsuzaka
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, David Wright, Curtis Granderson

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Juan Lagares +6
Daniel Murphy +5
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Anthony Recker +1
Taylor Teagarden +1
Wilmer Flores -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Ruben Tejada -2
David Wright -3
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Wins Above Replacement Leaders through Week 10

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 10, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 1.9
2. Juan Lagares, 1.5
3. Curtis Granderson, 1.1
4-(t). Jon Niese, 1.0

4-(t). Zack Wheeler, 1.0

34-(t). Bartolo Colon, -0.3

34-(t). Scott Rice, -0.3
34-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
34-(t). Chris Young, -0.3
38-(t). John Lannan, -0.4
38-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.4
38-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.4

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 2.7
2-(t). Granderson, 1.6
2-(t). Niese, 1.6
4-(t). Dillon Gee, 1.2
4-(t). Murphy, 1.2

36-(t). Jenrry Mejia, -0.4
36-(t). Rice, -0.4
38. Lannan, -0.5
39.  Valverde, -0.8
40. Travis d’Arnaud, -1.0

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Murphy: “Long after they tell me that I’m not good enough to play professional baseball anymore, I’ll be a father”

Mets second baseman Daniel Murphy spoke at the White House this morning as part of the Working Families Submit on being a working father. You may recall that Murphy absorbed significant criticism after missing the first two games of the season for the birth of his son, Noah.

Below are some excerpts from his speech, as well as a photo courtesy of SNY:

Murphy at White House
“The support I got from my teammates and the coaches was just unbelievable,” Murphy said. “Our manager, Terry Collins, came out after the hoopla had come from our decision as a family, and he really stuck behind me, told me that I’d played 161 ball games the year before, knew I was a guy who came to work and played ball every day. Just to get that support from him, from our owners wishing us congratulations, the players on the team just really congratulating us—it was a level of support that you hope you don’t need that affirmation when you make a decision like this, but to get it from my teammates and the organization was awesome.

“When Noah asks me one day, “What happened, what was it like when I was born?” I could have answered “Well, Stephen Strasburg hung me a breaking ball that day, son, and I slammed into the right field corner…” [laughter] But I think it’s going to go so much further in that I’m the one who cut his umbilical cord. And long after they tell me that I’m not good enough to play professional baseball anymore, I’ll be a father. And I’ll be a husband. [applause] So that was a reason, on the front end, that I wanted to be there for my wife and for my son.”

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Three Up, Three Down: When the Lights Go Out in the City Edition

And so the 11-game nightmare comes to an end.

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Friday: Giants 4, Mets 2
Three Up:
Jon Niese, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Carlos Torres, Travis d’Arnaud, Andrew Brown

Saturday: Giants 5, Mets 4
Three Up:
Anthony Recker, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda
Three Down: David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada

Sunday: Giants 6, Mets 4
Three Up:
Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, Dana Eveland
Three Down: Zack Wheeler, Ruben Tejada, Scott Rice

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Jeurys Familia +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Andrew Brown +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Lucas Duda +1
Anthony Recker +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Carlos Torres -1
Ruben Tejada -2
David Wright -2
Travis d’Arnaud -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Cubs 7, Mets 4: Three Up, Three Down

A sweep at the hands of one of baseball’s worst teams.

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Three Up: Andrew Brown, Wilmer Flores, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: David Wright, Jenrry Mejia, Vic Black

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Andrew Brown +2
Ike Davis +2
Daniel Murphy +2
Bobby Abreu +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Dana Eveland -1
Wilmer Flores -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Ruben Tejada -1
David Wright -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Scott Rice -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Meet Michael Conforto, the newest Met

With the 10th overall pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft, the Mets selected outfielder Michael Conforto from Oregon State. Check out some quick highlights in the film blow:

MLB.com’s scouting report is as follows:

Conforto has athletic bloodlines, as his father Mike was a Penn State linebacker and his mother Tracie (Ruiz) won two gold medals in synchronized swimming at the 1984 Olympics. Conforto considered a college football career like his dad but made a wise choice — he was the Pacific-12 Conference’s Freshman of the Year in 2012 and Player of the Year in 2013, when he led Oregon State to the College World Series.

Conforto’s signature tool is his left-handed power, which could produce 25-plus homers on an annual basis once he gets to the Major Leagues. He doesn’t get cheated at the plate, taking a big uppercut hack that produces nice loft on his drives. While he’s willing to take a walk when pitchers won’t challenge him, Conforto swings and misses too much to hit for a high average. Most of his value comes from his bat, because while he has some athleticism, he’s a left fielder with subpar speed, range and arm strength.

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Cubs 5, Mets 4: Three Up, Three Down

Three Up: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Daisuke Matsuzaka, Dana Eveland, Matt den Dekker

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Daniel Murphy +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Dana Eveland -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Scott Rice -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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Cubs 2, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

More RISPy business for the Mets.

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Three Up: Zack Wheeler, Curtis Granderson, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: Josh Edgin, David Wright, Scott Rice

Season Standings
Jon Niese +7
Juan Lagares +6
Bartolo Colon +4
Jacob deGrom +4
Eric Campbell +3
Dillon Gee +3
Ike Davis +2
Matt den Dekker +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Vic Black +1
Andrew Brown +1

Buddy Carlyle +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Daniel Murphy +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Wilmer Flores -2
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Scott Rice -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Chris Young -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6

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