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Justin Upton hit a pair of home runs off of Jenrry Mejia, but the Mets persevered against the Braves last night. Eric Young Jr. stole three bases, Daniel Murphy drove him in three times, and the New York bullpen was nearly flawless in the 6-4 Mets win.
Before the game, Terry Collins told reporters that even though Ike Davis was in the starting lineup at first base, Lucas Duda is still the team's regular first baseman. For what it's worth, Davis went 0-for-3 with two walks and a strikeout on Thursday night. Josh Satin is supposed to be in the mix this weekend as well with the Angels sending two lefties to the hill.
In an excerpt from his new book, A.J. Mass tells a funny yet scary story of that time the secret service made it clear to Mr. Met that it was willing to take him out.
The Mets' South Atlantic League affiliate, the Sand Gnats, may move to Columbia, South Carolina next season if the city of Savannah doesn't at least upgrade the team's stadium.
Around the NL East
Ryan Zimmerman's shoulder issues may force a move to first base later in his career. For now, he's changed up his throwing motion.
Around the Majors
Michael Pineda caused a stir during last night's Yankees vs. Red Sox game when he was caught pitching with a foreign substance on his hand. Some say it was pine tar, Pineda says it was dirt, and the Red Sox say it was no big deal. The Yankees won 4-1 behind Pineda's six solid innings of work.
A Baseball America report tells us that international scouting may be getting out of hand when it comes to the ages of the players being scouted.
Grant Brisbee reviews the new R.B.I. Baseball video game.
Yesterday at AA
On this date in 1962, the Mets played their first ever National League game.