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Three Up, Three Down: Ranger Danger

Some missing episodes:

July 2: Braves 3, Mets 1
Three Up: Eric Young, Jacob deGrom, Vic Black
Three Down: Lucas Duda, Ruben Tejada, Daniel Murphy

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July 4: Mets 6, Rangers 5
Three Up: Bobby Abreu, Lucas Duda, Eric Campbell
Three Down: Daniel Murphy, Jeurys Familia, Eric Young

July 5: Rangers 5, Mets 3
Three Up: Josh Edgin, Curtis Granderson, Travis d’Arnaud
Three Down: Bartolo Colon, Juan Lagares, Daniel Murphy

July 6: Mets 8, Rangers 4
Three Up: Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Anthony Recker, Zack Wheeler
Three Down: David Wright, Gonzalez Germen, Bobby Abreu

Season Standings
Jon Niese +8
Jacob deGrom +6
Bartolo Colon +5
Lucas Duda +4
Daniel Murphy +4
Josh Edgin +3
Dana Eveland +3
Dillon Gee +3
Juan Lagares +3
Bobby Abreu +2
Ike Davis +2

Anthony Recker +2
Eric Campbell +1
Buddy Carlyle +1
Matt den Dekker +1
Jeurys Familia +1
Zack Wheeler +1
Vic Black -1
Gonzalez Germen -1
John Lannan -1
Bobby Parnell -1
Omar Quintanilla -1
Josh Satin -1
Travis d’Arnaud -2
Taylor Teagarden -2
Wilmer Flores -3
David Wright -3
Jose Valverde -4
Kyle Farnsworth -5
Scott Rice -5
Ruben Tejada -5
Eric Young, Jr. -5
Chris Young -10

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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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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/23

There is officially one week to go until Opening Day.

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What we learned: Though Jenrry Mejia has outpitched Daisuke Matsuzaka this spring, Mejia’s low innings total last year may preclude him from joining the Opening Day rotation.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“Tim Teufel was probably not happy.” –Daniel Murphy on his between-the-legs throw to first, referring to the Mets’ third-base coach and infield instructor.

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 3/4

Not to be outdone by Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler gave the Mets three brilliantly efficient innings Tuesday. But the story was Curtis Granderson, who hit two home runs in the win over Houston.

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What we learned: The Major League Baseball Players’ Association is “keeping an eye on” the Mets’ financial spending, according to union chief Tony Clark.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

“Mom and dad are here today. They might not approve.” –Granderson on why he has not joined the crew of Mets modeling their hair after Wright

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/27

Breathe a sigh of relief, Mets fans. Jon Niese is okay, and Grapefruit League games start tomorrow.

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What we learned: Niese’s MRI came back clean, meaning there is no structural damage in his shoulder. Expect him to miss his next start, but probably not much more.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“Usually when our guys have gone up to get looked at, they’ve come back with bad news. I’m happy I’ve given people some peace of mind.” –Niese

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Dispatches from Port St. Lucie, 2/24

It was only a matter of time before something contentious happened at Mets camp. The spring’s first squabble came in the form of a New York Post report revealing that Ike Davis played through injury for much of last summer. Davis responded with venom.

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What we learned: Davis played through injury from mid-May until one if his right oblique muscles “popped,” in his words, in late August. What we don’t know is how much the pain played into his season-long struggles; Davis says not at all. … Unlike fellow veterans David Wright and Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson will not shy away from early Grapefruit League action, preferring to see as much live pitching as possible after injuries severely shortened his 2013 season. … The new rule thought to ban home plate collisions will actually only prohibit the most egregious ones, in which runners or catchers are clearly and actively seeking contact.

What we wrote:

Around the league:

They said it:

“I sucked last year because I sucked. It’s not because I had an injury. You always have injuries and now it just looks bad. I didn’t want the article to come out and it did, so whatever.” –Davis on the New York Post report

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Endy considering former teams

The Mets met with representatives for free-agent outfielder Endy Chavez on Tuesday in a continued effort to fill out their bench. An industry source said that the Mariners, Rangers and Orioles all remain potential landing spots for Chavez, as well. No deal appears imminent with any of those teams.

Chavez has spent the last six years bouncing from New York to Seattle and Texas, though he is best-known as a Met, transforming into a fan favorite after his game-saving catch in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series at Shea Stadium.

–Anthony DiComo

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