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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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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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Mets 11, Phillies 2: Three Up, Three Down

Five games, 57 innings and goodness knows how many cheesesteaks later, the Mets escape Philadelphia with four wins.

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Three Up: Bartolo Colon, Wilmer Flores, Matt den Dekker
Three Down: Jeurys Familia, Travis d’Arnaud, Lucas Duda

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

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

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A double dose of den Dekker

It’s halfway through a Mets game. Matt den Dekker has already made two remarkable defensive plays.

First, a catch:

Then, a throw:

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/17

What we learned: Jon Niese is still OK. Presumably. His MRI came up clean, though he could still miss some time.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“It was really good news. It was good to hear.”–Manager Terry Collins on Niese’s clean MRI

Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/14

…well, from Port St. Lucie and Las Vegas.

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What we learned: Ike Davis and Lucas Duda are inching closer to game action.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

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Mets Spring Training: Week 1 in review

The first calendar week of camp is complete, with Mets pitchers, catchers and position players all on the premises. Here’s a recap of what went down in Week 1:

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“It’s hard seeing all the guys, seeing them put their uniforms on and realizing that Spring Training is going to go a little differently this year,” Harvey said during his first day in camp. “Today has definitely been a little bit of a struggle.”

  • Mets doctors later cleared Harvey to throw a baseball for the first time since surgery, which he did Saturday.

“There’s always a conversation on [the payroll]. It’s not something that [general manager] Sandy [Alderson] can just go out and do whatever he wants, but yes we’ve had multiple conversations, and we’ve had the ability to go after some guys that I don’t think anybody knew we were going after. They didn’t all hit, but we did try, and those all would have expanded the payroll above where we are now.”

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/21

We’re officially a full week into Spring Training and there’s no controversy here in Florida. No major news stories, either. Is this really a Mets camp?

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What we learned: The Mets are instructing all catchers in their organization not to block home plate, regardless of whether Major League Baseball ratifies a new rule prohibiting plate collisions. General manager Sandy Alderson personally demonstrated proper protocol to his catchers. … No Mets player experienced a visa issue for the first time since 2010. All 64 players are officially in camp.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“Say, for example, it’s Game 6 of the World Series and I’m told I can’t block the plate. Well, my instincts are going to tell me to save that run being scored. That’s part of the game that every catcher enjoys. It’s our thrill, like the infielder making a diving play in the hole and throwing someone out from his knees.” –Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud on MLB’s pending collision rule

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Who is the best platoon partner for Collin Cowgill in center?

At the start of Spring Training, a center field platoon of Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Collin Cowgill seemed inevitable. But Nieuwenhuis’ left knee injury has the Mets looking at other options in center.

There is Jordany Valdespin, a natural second baseman whose strong spring statistics come with defensive inexperience and questions of maturity.

Then there is defensive-minded prospect Matt den Dekker, a human highlight reel who still looks raw at the plate.

Assuming Nieuwenhuis is healthy and Cowgill starts regularly against left-handed pitchers, which of the above center fielders is the best option to platoon with him?

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