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Mets 9, Yankees 7: Three Up, Three Down

Slugging Mets beat Yanks at their own game, reads the headline on MLB.com.

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Three Up: Chris Young, Lucas Duda, Jenrry Mejia
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Kyle Farnsworth, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1

Bartolo Colon +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
David Wright +1
Bobby Abreu -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Scott Rice -2
Carlos Torres -2
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -4
Eric Young -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5

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Wins Above Replacement leaders through Week 6

Highest and lowest Mets fWAR scores through Week 6, according to the web site Fangraphs.com:

1. Daniel Murphy, 1.4
2. Jon Niese, 0.8
3-(t). Juan Lagares, 0.6
3-(t). Eric Young, Jr, 0.6
5-(t). Zack Wheeler, 0.5
5-(t). David Wright, 0.5


25-(t). Kyle Farnsworth, -0.2
25-(t). Gonzalez Germen, -0.2
25-(t). Jenrry Mejia, -0.2
25-(t). Josh Satin, -0.2
29-(t). Omar Quintanilla, -0.3

29-(t). Jose Valverde, -0.3
31. John Lannan, -0.4
32. Ruben Tejada, -0.5

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Three Up, Three Down: Salvaging a win

On to the Subway Series we go. (P.S., yes that’s a picture of Matt Harvey with a puppy.

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Saturday: Phillies 5, Mets 4
Three Up: David Wright, Daniel Murphy, Dillon Gee
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Travis d’Arnaud, Kyle Farnsworth

Sunday: Mets 5, Phillies 4
Three Up: Eric Young, Daniel Murphy, Ruben Tejada
Three Down: Jose Valverde, Juan Lagares, Curtis Granderson

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +6
Jon Niese +6
Dillon Gee +3
Daniel Murphy +3
Anthony Recker +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Andrew Brown +1

Jeurys Familia +1
David Wright +1
Lucas Duda -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Chris Young -1
Curtis Granderson -2
Scott Rice -2
Carlos Torres -2
Ruben Tejada -3
Kyle Farnsworth -4
Jose Valverde -4
Eric Young -4

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Marlins 4, Mets 3: Three Up, Three Down

The bullpen has sprung some leaks.

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Three Up
1. Jon Niese: 
Over his last four starts, Jon Niese holds a 1.01 ERA. When he walked off the mound Monday night, Niese ranked seventh in baseball in ERA — not bad for a pitcher sporting major injury concerns heading into the season.

2. Kyle Farnsworth: Nice work by Farnsworth to escape an eighth-inning jam of Daisuke Matsuzaka’s making. If he could regularly pitch this well in save situations, the Mets might be onto something.

3. Curtis Granderson: Suddenly, no Mets hitter is hotter than Granderson, who is 8-for-20 with two home runs over a six-game hitting streak. The Mets hope only that this lasts.

Three Down
1. Daisuke Matsuzaka: In a way, Terry Collins may have been less offended had Matsuzaka simply opened the eighth inning by giving up three straight homers. At least that would mean he was throwing the ball over the plate.

2. Scott Rice: Have to retire lefties. Can’t not retire lefties.

3. Omar Quintanilla: Had Quintanilla caught Casey McGehee’s hot shot right at him in the eighth, the Mets would have had a real chance to win regardless of their bullpen hiccups. Alas, Quintanilla did not.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +7
Jon Niese +6
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Dillon Gee +2
Andrew Brown +1
Bartolo Colon +1
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Curtis Granderson -1
John Lannan -1
Daisuke Matsuzaka -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Zack Wheeler -1
David Wright -1

Scott Rice -2
Kyle Farnsworth -3
Ruben Tejada -3
Jose Valverde -3
Eric Young -5

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Three Up, Three Down: Frying Fish

From Saturday and Sunday, this may be more like Six Up, Six Down:

Saturday: Marlins 7, Mets 6
Three Up: Bobby Abreu, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda
Three Down: Jenrry Mejia, Carlos Torres, Kyle Farnsworth

Sunday: Mets 4, Marlins 0
Three Up: Dillon Gee, Chris Young, Daniel Murphy

Three Down: Eric Young, Ruben Tejada, Curtis Granderson

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Jon Niese +4
Anthony Recker +3
Bartolo Colon +2
Ike Davis +2
Bobby Abreu +1
Andrew Brown +1
Travis d’Arnaud +1
Dillon Gee +1
Daisuke Matsuzaka +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Omar Quintanilla +1
Carlos Torres +1

John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Daniel Murphy -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Chris Young -2
Kyle Farnsworth -3
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Eric Young -4

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Mets 3, Cardinals 2: Three Up, Three Down

Crazy game. Crazy garbage wind tornado.

Three Up
1. Jon Niese: 
Really nice start by Niese, who wasn’t as flashy as Michael Wacha but was a whole lot more efficient. He’s quietly been the Mets’ best starter since returning from the disabled list.

2. Travis d’Arnaud: In addition to reaching base three times, d’Arnaud saved the game for the Mets with his swipe tag on Matt Carpenter at the plate. A tough tag, and a good one.

3. Lucas Duda: The offense needed thump, and Duda provided it. The way this lineup is going, any home run is good enough for an “Up” right now.

Three Down
1. David Wright: Another 0-for-4 and three more strikeouts. As hot as Wright was earlier this month, he’s suddenly just as cold.

2. Kyle Farnsworth: Though Farnsworth ultimately earned the save, he needed Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Ruben Tejada and d’Arnaud to bail him out with perfect execution on a relay. Farnsworth gave up as many hits (three) as he recorded outs.

3. Carlos Torres: IfI were managing, I would have kept Daisuke Matsuzaka in for at least the eighth inning, and maybe the ninth. As it was, Terry Collins turned to Torres, who struggled with two hits in 2/3 innings.

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

Dillon Gee +1
Gonzalez Germen +1
David Wright +1

John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Ruben Tejada -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Kyle Farnsworth -2
Chris Young -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Jose Valverde -3
Curtis Granderson -4
Daniel Murphy -4

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Mets 5, D-backs 2: Three Up, Three Down

The Mets swept the Snakes to complete a 6-3 road trip through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix.

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Three Up
1. Dillon Gee: 
I wish Terry Collins had given Gee an opportunity for a “Maddux” — a complete game in less than 100 pitches. Gee was well on his way to one through seven shutout innings, with just 72 pitches.

2. Anthony Recker: Given far more opportunities than he received a year ago, Recker has done nothing but produce. Both his offense and defense appear much-improved over last season.

3. Eric Young, Jr.: Young remains hot, with another hit, a walk, two stolen bases and a run scored Wednesday. He is making a believer out of those people — myself included — who considered him a poor fit for everyday leadoff duties.

Three Down
1. Jose Valverde: Back-to-back homers to open an inning, even in a non-save situation, are never good things for a closer. Valverde’s last two outings have both been real struggles.

2. Kirk Nieuwenhuis: One day after his explosive season debut, Nieuwenhuis settled back to earth with an 0-for-4 afternoon. He is the leading candidate to return to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday when the Mets activate Chris Young from the disabled list.

3. Kyle Farnsworth: This is a more legitimate “Down” than yesterday, though Farnsworth did paint the inside corner with a nice pitch to retire Eric Chavez in the eighth, wriggling out of a jam of his own making.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Anthony Recker +3
Ike Davis +2
Gonzalez Germen +2
Jon Niese +2
Carlos Torres +2
Andrew Brown +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Kyle Farnsworth -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Jose Valverde -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Eric Young, Jr. -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Lucas Duda -2
Ruben Tejada -2

Daniel Murphy -4

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Mets 9, D-backs 0: Three Up, Three Down

This one was over before it began.

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Three Up
1. Kirk Nieuwenhuis: 
What more could the Mets want from Nieuwenhuis in his first game as Juan Lagares’ replacement? Starting in center, Nieuwenhuis finished with three hits, a home run, three RBI and two fine catches on defense.

2. Eric Young, Jr: Young has quietly developed into a sparkplug atop the Mets’ order. He rapped out three more hits Tuesday, scored twice, drove in two runs and probably would have stolen a base, had the Mets not been leading by a significant margin.

3. Jenrry Mejia: It would have been interesting to see how deep into the game Mejia might have gone if not for the blister that knocked him out after five. Before that, Mejia had been cruising with five shutout innings.

Three Down
1. Lucas Duda: You know it’s a good day for the Mets when one of the team’s worst performers still reaches base, drives in a run and scores. That was Duda’s contribution, among the lightest on the team.

2. David Wright: Man, was it difficult to choose “Downs” for this game. I don’t particularly care for Wright’s haircut, which I’ve let him know on multiple occasions. This is what he gets.

3. Kyle Farnsworth: That’s for letting up two line drives! Which were both caught. I really may have to rethink this exercise.

Season Standings
Juan Lagares +4
Ike Davis +2
Gonzalez Germen +2
Jon Niese +2
Anthony Recker +2
Carlos Torres +2
Andrew Brown +1
Jenrry Mejia +1
Kirk Nieuwenhuis +1

Dillon Gee -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Scott Rice -1
Zack Wheeler -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Lucas Duda -2
Ruben Tejada -2
Eric Young, Jr. -2
Daniel Murphy -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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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/24

The countdown to Opening Day is down to six.

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What we learned: A lot, actually. Jon Niese felt no pain after his first bullpen session since undergoing an MRI on his left shoulder. Kyle Farnsworth will re-sign with the Mets. Matt Harvey will headquarter his rehab in New York, not Florida. Dillon Gee will pitch Opening Day. And the Mets have hired an assistant hitting coach.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“It’s a big honor obviously for them to trust me with that day and give that to me. I’m very thankful for that opportunity.” –Gee on his Opening Day start

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