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Where to catch a foul ball at Citi Field

Catching foul balls is a treat for some, a hobby for others, an obsession for still others. Luckily for Mets fans, Time Magazine has made it easy, studying which sections see the highest volume of foul balls at various stadiums.

At Citi Field, it’s section 110. Check it out.

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Three Up, Three Down: 90210 Edition

Randy Newman obviously never played for the Mets.

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Friday: Dodgers 6, Mets 2
Three Up: Curtis Granderson, Juan Lagares, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Wilmer Flores, Carlos Torres, Rafael Montero

Saturday: Dodgers 7, Mets 4
Three Up: Lucas Duda, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Curtis Granderson

Sunday: Mets 11, Dodgers 3
Three Up: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Travis d’Arnaud
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Eric Campbell, Juan Lagares

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +10
Lucas Duda +10
Bartolo Colon +8
Daniel Murphy +8
Jon Niese +6
Zack Wheeler +5
Travis d’Arnaud +4
Eric Campbell +3
Buddy Carlyle +3
Josh Edgin +3
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2
Dana Eveland +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Dillon Gee +1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Rafael Montero -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Gonzalez Germen -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
Curtis Granderson -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -6
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Ruben Tejada -8
Chris Young -8
David Wright -10

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Three Up, Three Down: O.co edition

This here’s Duda Country.

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Tuesday: A’s 6, Mets 2
Three Up:
 Travis d’Arnaud, Josh Edgin, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Dillon Gee, Gonzalez Germen, Lucas Duda

Wednesday: Mets 8, A’s 5
Three Up:
 Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Vic Black, Matt den Dekker, David Wright

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +8
Bartolo Colon +8
Daniel Murphy +7
Jon Niese +6
Zack Wheeler +5
Eric Campbell +3
Buddy Carlyle +3
Travis d’Arnaud +3
Josh Edgin +3
Ike Davis +2

Dana Eveland +2
Juan Lagares +2
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Dillon Gee +1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Gonzalez Germen -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9
David Wright -9

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Gary, Keith and BobbleRon take Ice Bucket Challenge

Like so many across America, the television broadcasting crew took part in the challenge to raise money and awareness for ALS:

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 20

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 20, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1-(t). Daniel Murphy, 3.1
1-(t). Juan Lagares, 3.1
3. Lucas Duda, 2.5
4. Bartolo Colon, 2.1
5. David Wright, 1.9

34-(t). Five players tied, -0.4
39-(t). Rafael Montero, -0.5

39-(t). Chris Young, -0.5
41. Gonzalez Germen, -0.6

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 4.5
2. Duda, 3.2
3. Wright, 2.5
4-(t). Jacob deGrom, 2.2
4-(t). Murphy, 2.2

38-(t). Four players tied, -0.4
39. Wilmer Flores, -0.6
40-(t). Bobby Abreu, -0.8
40-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.8

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Three Up, Three Down: A week of mediocrity

Catching up for lost time.

Friday: Mets 5, Phillies 4
Three Up:
 Bartolo Colon, Travis d’Arnaud, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Dana Eveland, Jenrry Mejia

Saturday: Mets 2, Phillies 1
Three Up:
Dillon Gee, Vic Black, Lucas Duda
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Travis d’Arnaud, Wilmer Flores

Sunday: Phillies 7, Mets 6
Three Up:
 Travis d’Arnaud, Juan Lagares, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Vic Black, Jenrry Mejia, Wilmer Flores

Monday: Mets 5, Phillies 3
Three Up:
 Jon Niese, Daniel Murphy, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Jeurys Familia, Curtis Granderson

Tuesday: Nationals 7, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Dana Eveland, Wilmer Flores, Daniel Murphy
Three Down: Rafael Montero, Carlos Torres, Curtis Granderson

Wednesday: Nationals 3, Mets 2
Three Up:
 Travis d’Arnaud, Bartolo Colon, David Wright
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares

Thursday: Nationals 4, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Jenrry Mejia, Daniel Murphy, Eric Young
Three Down: Dillon Gee, Matt den Dekker, Juan Lagares

Friday: Mets 3, Cubs 2
Three Up:
 Eric Campbell, Jenrry Mejia, Zack Wheeler
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Lucas Duda

Saturday: Mets 7, Cubs 3
Three Up:
 Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores
Three Down: Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, David Wright

Sunday: Cubs 2, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Rafael Montero, Ruben Tejada, Curtis Granderson
Three Down: Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy, Carlos Torres

Monday: Cubs 4, Mets 1
Three Up:
 Carlos Torres, Lucas Duda, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: David Wright, Dana Eveland, Wilmer Flores

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +8
Bartolo Colon +8
Daniel Murphy +7
Jon Niese +6
Zack Wheeler +5
Buddy Carlyle +3
Travis d’Arnaud +2
Ike Davis +2
Matt den Dekker +2
Josh Edgin +2
Dana Eveland +2
Dillon Gee +2
Juan Lagares +2
Vic Black +1
Eric Campbell +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Wilmer Flores -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Curtis Granderson -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Carlos Torres -5
Eric Young, Jr. -6
David Wright -8
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -9

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Three Up, Three Down: Things Unraveling

Monday: Giants 4, Mets 3
Three Up:
Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares, Josh Edgin
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Jenrry Mejia, Curtis Granderson

Tuesday: Mets 6, Nationals 1
Three Up:
Zack Wheeler, Daniel Murphy, Jeurys Familia
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell, Ruben Tejada

Wednesday: Nationals 7, Mets 1
Three Up:
Buddy Carlyle, Daniel Murphy, Juan Lagares
Three Down: Jon Niese, Carlos Torres, Kirk Nieuwenhuis

Thursday: Nationals 5, Mets 3
Three Up:
Vic Black, Daniel Murphy, Kirk Nieuwenhuis
Three Down: David Wright, Juan Lagares, Carlos Torres

Season Standings
Jacob deGrom +11
Lucas Duda +9
Daniel Murphy +8
Bartolo Colon +6
Jon Niese +5
Zack Wheeler +4
Buddy Carlyle +3
Dana Eveland +3
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2

Jeurys Familia +2
Dillon Gee +2
Vic Black +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Josh Edgin +1
Wilmer Flores -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Jenrry Mejia -1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Anthony Recker -1
Josh Satin -1
Taylor Teagarden -2
Carlos Torres -4
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
David Wright -6
Eric Young, Jr. -7
Chris Young -8
Ruben Tejada -10

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Hunter Pence responds to fans’ light insults

The Mets fans who spent most of last week razzing Giants outfielder Hunter Pence have received their official response.

A group of fans showed up to Citi Field last week bearing signs lightly insulting Pence in some of the most bizarre ways imaginable — “Hunter Pence cannot parallel park” and “Pence puts ketchup on his hot dogs,” for example. The signs kept coming even after Pence torched Mets pitching for seven RBIs in the series’ first three games, and have since surfaced in cities throughout the country, sometimes in reference to other players.

Pence has now done more than simply respond on the field, posting several pictures of himself acting out those insults.

In one, he is hunched over a book amidst wording that reads, “Hunter Pence returns library books before they’re due so others can enjoy them as well.” In another, the phrase “Hunter Pence cannot parallel park” reappears above a picture of Pence giving a double thumbs-up in a sleek convertible.

Pence has more than 245,000 Twitter followers.

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Mets WAR leaders through Week 18

Highest and lowest Mets WAR scores through Week 18, according to the web sites Fangraphs and Baseball Reference:

Fangraphs
1. Daniel Murphy, 2.7
2. Juan Lagares, 2.4
3. Lucas Duda, 2.3
4-(t). David Wright, 1.7

4-(t). Bartolo Colon, 1.7
4-(t). Jacob deGrom, 1.7

36-(t). Six players tied
41. Gonzalez Germen, -0.6

Baseball Reference
1. Lagares, 3.3
2. Duda, 2.9
3. Wright, 2.6
4. deGrom, 2.2
5. Murphy, 1.9

33-(t). Five players tied, -0.3
38. John Lannan, -0.4
39. Bobby Abreu, -0.6
40. Travis d’Arnaud, -0.7
41. Jose Valverde, -0.8

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David Wright leading teammates in charitable fantasy football

David Wright is among a handful of Major League Baseball players turning fantasy football into charity.

Wright will lead a charity fantasy football draft Aug. 27 at Citi Field, allowing fans to compete against Mets players in a live draft and play against them throughout the NFL season. He, Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Daniel Murphy and Jon Niese will each compete in a separate division, with space for 11 fans in each division.

“I try to do as much charity work as I can, and obviously I really enjoy fantasy football, so it seems like the best of both worlds,” Wright said. “I appreciate Adam thinking of me to represent the New York market. It should be a good time.”

Fans can purchase the right to manage a team for a $3,000 donation, and can bring along a co-manager for an additional $1,000. Yet another optional $1,000 allows fans to select the division in which they will compete.

Proceeds will go to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Long Island and New York, the Mets Foundation and Big League Impact.

The latter is the personal charity of Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright, who is organizing the event throughout baseball. After launching the inaugural event last year in St. Louis, Wainwright called star players around the league this year to expand it. That’s where Wright comes in.

League managers in New York will be invited to participate in a live draft at Citi Field, with complimentary food and beverage available. Managers will also receive autographed memorabilia signed by all participating players, photos with Mr. and Mrs. Met, VIP access to batting practice, a behind-the-scenes tour of Citi Field and tickets to that night’s game against the Braves.

More information is available at bigleagueimpact.org/events/wright.

“It’s an easy sell, because you’re talking about hopefully a lot of money going to four really, really cool causes,” Wright said. “They were really excited to be a part of it.”

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