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Cardinals 3, Mets 0: Three Up, Three Down

It may be worry-time for an offense that is simply not clicking.

Three Up
1. Dillon Gee:
Give Gee credit for not cracking in the fourth inning, when the game easily could have spiraled out of control. After a so-so start to the season, Gee looks to be very much back on track.

2. Gonzalez Germen: Germen has developed into a real catch for the Mets, who have leaned on him in varying situations this season. His ability to pitch multiple innings has proven invaluable.

3. Eric Young, Jr.: On a night when the Mets struggled to hit with any shred of consistency, Young reached base twice. It was the best offensive night of any Met.

Three Down
1. David Wright: Wright punctuated his 0-for-4 night by striking out looking as the potential tying run in the ninth. We’ll chalk this one up to a rare offensive blip.

2. Curtis Granderson: The strikeouts are piling up for Granderson and so is every other type of out. His career-long slump now stands at 0-for-22.

3. Jose Valverde: If the Mets had any designs on mounting a comeback, Valverde dashed them by walking the leadoff man in the ninth and allowing a critical insurance run. Valverde has given up at least one run in five of his last six outings.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
Ike Davis +2
Jenrry Mejia +2
David Wright +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1

Dillon Gee +1
Gonzalez Germen +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Zack Wheeler -1

Chris Young -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Daniel Murphy -4

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Mets 2, Cardinals 0: Three Up, Three Down

Mejia plus Rice plus Torres plus Farnsworth equals shutout.

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Three Up
1. Jenrry Mejia:
His health remains a big “if,” but Mejia is pitching dynamite ball. His career-long scoreless innings streak currently stands at 13 2/3.

2. Travis d’Arnaud: In addition to catching a shutout, d’Arnaud came through with two hits and an RBI at the plate. His offense finally seems to be turning a corner.

3. Ruben Tejada: Props to Tejada for two fine defensive plays. He’s still having a dreadful season, but perhaps Monday’s game was the start of something better.

Three Down
1. Curtis Granderson: The boos are growing louder every day. To Granderson’s credit, he is making no excuses.  But he’s now mired in an 0-for-21 funk.

2. Chris Young: After reaching base on an error in the sixth, Young nearly killed the Mets’ best rally when Yadier Molina caught him attempting to advance on a would-be wild pitch. He made the first out of the inning at third, a definite  baseball no-no.

3. Eric Young: This is a tough “Down,” considering Young finished 1-for-4 with a run scored. But he also left the bases loaded with two outs in the sixth, at a time when the Mets could have broken open the game.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
David Wright +3
Ike Davis +2
Jenrry Mejia +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1

Travis d’Arnaud -1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Zack Wheeler -1

Jose Valverde -2
Chris Young -2
Curtis Granderson -3
Eric Young, Jr. -3
Daniel Murphy -4

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 3

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 3, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.5
2. Anthony Recker, 0.4
3-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.3
3-(t). David Wright, 0.3
3-(t). Ike Davis, 0.3
3-(t). Carlos Torres, 0.3
3-(t). Zack Wheeler, 0.3


27. Bartolo Colon, -0.2
28. Curtis Granderson, -0.3
29. John Lannan, -0.4
30-(t). Ruben Tejada, -0.5
30-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.5

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Three Up, Three Down: The Lost Episodes

Another round of Three Up, Three Down from over the weekend:

Friday: Braves 6, Mets 0
Three Up: Jon Niese, David Wright, Carlos Torres
Three Down: Chris Young, Gonzalez Germen, Curtis Granderson

Saturday: Braves 7, Mets 5
Three Up: Bartolo Colon, David Wright, Chris Young
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Daisuke Matsuzaka, Curtis Granderson

Sunday: Mets 4, Braves 3
Three Up: David Wright, Lucas Duda, Daisuke Matsuzaka
Three Down: Chris Young, Eric Young, Gonzalez Germen

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +3
Anthony Recker +3
Carlos Torres +3
David Wright +3
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Lucas Duda -1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Chris Young -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Curtis Granderson -2
Ruben Tejada -2

Jose Valverde -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Daniel Murphy -4

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Poll: What should the Mets do when Chris Young returns from the DL?

With Chris Young due back Friday from a strained right quad, an outfield logjam is imminent. Manager Terry Collins has indicated that he will start Curtis Granderson every day and rotate his other three outfielders among two spots. But what should the Mets do?


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Mets Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 2

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 2, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Juan Lagares, 0.4
2-(t). Ike Davis, 0.2
2-(t). Lucas Duda, 0.2
2-(t). Curtis Granderson, 0.2
2-(t). Gonzalez Germen, 0.2
2-(t). Carlos Torres, 0.2

30-(t). Dillon Gee, -0.3
30-(t). Bartolo Colon, -0.3
32-(t). Ruben Tejada, -0.4
32-(t). John Lannan, -0.4

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Reds 2, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

A day late never hurt anyone…

Three Up
1. Ike Davis: 
In his first start since Opening Day, Davis finished 2-for-4. His reward will be a trip back to the bench for Tuesday’s series opener in Atlanta.

2. Jon Niese: Niese’s return from the disabled list was by most measures a success, despite the sixth-inning struggles that ultimately cost him the win. A better offensive performance would have greatly reduced the impact of that.

3. Kyle Farnsworth: Farnsworth actually didn’t pitch as well as Gonzalez Germen or Jose Valverde, the other two relievers to appear in Sunday’s game. But he has come through with two consecutive scoreless outings since Opening Day, perhaps positioning himself to gain a more prominent role going forward.

Three Down
1. Daniel Murphy: If Murphy is going to play poorly defensively, he must hit as well as ever. Right now, he’s not; an 0-for-4 Sunday dropped his OPS to .579 in four games.

2. Curtis Granderson: Another 0-for-4 dropped Granderson’s average to .167, with a .617 OPS and eight strikeouts in 25 plate appearances. Through one week, he’s been worth precisely 0.0 wins above replacement.

3. Travis d’Arnaud: After Sunday’s game, d’Arnaud said that he blamed himself for the loss. That may be a little harsh, but his 0-for-15 to start the season isn’t doing anyone any favors.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +3
Ike Davis +2
Gonzalez Germen +2
Andrew Brown +1
Kyle Farnsworth +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Jon Niese +1
Anthony Recker +1
Jose Valverde +1
David Wright +1
Jeurys Familia -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Josh Satin -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Travis d’Arnaud -3
Daniel Murphy -3
Eric Young, Jr. -3

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Mets 6, Reds 3: Three Up, Three Down

Today, we spell redemption “I-K-E.”

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Three Up
1. Ike Davis:
Walk-off grand slams are usually good for an “Up” around here.”

2. Curtis Granderson: This is a tentative home-run-centric “Up,” because Granderson’s hesitancy fielding Chris Heisey’s double leading off the eighth put a man in scoring position with no outs. Brandon Phillips’ ensuing homer may have made that a moot point, but who knows how the inning otherwise might have unfolded.

3. Scott Rice: If we’re going to ding Rice every time he does not do his job effectively, might as well credit him when he does. After Phillips’ homer, Rice was asked to stop the bleeding against Joey Votto and Jay Bruce, two of the National League’s premier power hitters. A groundout and a strikeout later and the Mets were back in the dugout.

Three Down
1. Daniel Murphy: Though he did not commit an actual fielding error, Murphy may have been able to snag each of Tucker Barnhart’s first two hits with better positioning or athleticism. Murphy’s defense has been a weak spot throughout the young season.

2. Lucas Duda: Duda’s second game as the Mets’ official starting first baseman could not have gone much more differently than the first. A day after bashing two homers, Duda went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts.

3. Eric Young, Jr.: Young may finally have recorded his first hit of the season, but it came on an infield squibber that barely reached the pitcher’s mound. Something is not right with his swing, and until he fixes it, Young is hurting the Mets by batting leadoff.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +3
Gonzalez Germen +2
Andrew Brown +1

Ike Davis +1
Curtis Granderson +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Anthony Recker +1
Jose Valverde +1
David Wright +1
Jeurys Familia -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Josh Satin -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Daniel Murphy -2
Eric Young, Jr. -3

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Nationals 8, Mets 2: Three Up, Three Down

A three-game sweep at the hands of the Nats is how this season begins.

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Three Up
1. Curtis Granderson: Snapping an 0-for-9 start with a two-double game, Granderson began to make good on the Mets’ $60-million investment. That was much more what the Mets envisioned when they doled out that contract.

2. Gonzalez Germen: Good for Germen, who has retired nine straight after that rough start to his season Wednesday night. Perhaps he will emerge as a (rare) trustworthy bullpen arm for Terry Collins.

3. Juan Lagares: 1-for-3 with a double and a sacrifice fly? That’s paltry by Lagares’ newly-enhanced standards. His defense has also been as pristine as expected, though Lagares has not yet faced any great challenges there.

Three Down
1. Eric Young, Jr.: The Mets’ problems begin at the top. In two games as the leadoff man, Young is now 0-for-9 with three strikeouts. “You can’t steal first,” goes the old adage.

2. Daniel Murphy: Give Murphy credit for his hit and leadoff walk, but subtract more than that for his two defensive errors. Considering all the other flaws on their roster, the Mets need Murphy — and their defense as a whole — to be sound.

3. Jeurys Familia: Like Scott Rice, who received a “Down” over him on Opening Day, Familia has struggled in each of his two appearances. A prominent bullpen role is sitting there waiting for him, he just needs to pitch well enough to claim it.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +3
Gonzalez Germen +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jose Valverde +1
David Wright +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Jeurys Familia -1
Daniel Murphy -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Josh Satin -1
Eric Young, Jr. -2

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Nationals 5, Mets 1: Three Up, Three Down

Loss, loss is not the way the Mets wanted to open the season.

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Three Up
1. Juan Lagares: Give this guy props — sure, it’s only two games, but Lagares has hit for the cycle over that span while serving as the Mets’ best player. He won’t be this good all year, but if he’s even remotely close to it, he’ll be fun to watch.

2. Gonzalez Germen: Sure, he began his season by giving up back-to-back doubles and throwing a run-scoring wild pitch. But Germen recovered to retire his next six in a row with three strikeouts, showing glimpses of what make him an important relief arm for the Mets this year.

3. David Wright: Wright’s first at-bat was the epitome of the type of hitter he is. With a runner on third and one out, Wright poked an outside curveball into right field, coming through with a sacrifice fly. At the time, it gave the Mets the lead.

Three Down
1. Curtis Granderson: Granderson finished 0-for-4 with two strikeouts, and is now 0-for-9 with five whiffs on the season. After striking out to end the sixth, Granderson drew boos from the scattered fans in attendance.

2. Josh Satin: Given the start at first base against a left-hander, Satin finished 0-for-3 with two strikeouts. Producing against lefties is his only ticket to consistent playing time.

3. Travis d’Arnaud: One of several hitless Mets through two games, d’Arnaud is 0-for-6 with three strikeouts. He whiffed once and grounded out twice in Wednesday’s game.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +2
Andrew Brown +1
Gonzalez Germen +1
Jose Valverde +1
David Wright +1
Travis d’Arnaud -1
Curtis Granderson -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Josh Satin -1
Eric Young, Jr. -1

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