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Jon Niese pitched well, the Amazins ran up the pitch count on Zack Greinke, and Juan Lagares hit a clutch, go-ahead single in the seventh inning last night for a 5-3 Mets win over the Dodgers.
This game had a little bit of everything. Yasiel Puig made one of the best catches of the year, but he also got thrown out at second base while advancing on an infield fly play. Justin Turner hit a home run, but also made a costly error. Curtis Granderson tried to get thrown out of the game, but ended up being too polite.
In the eighth inning, Eric Campbell made a game-saving catch on a Hanley Ramirez line drive. Instead of giving up the tying run, the Mets turned a double play. After the game, Terry Collins said the recent call-up known as "Soup" could see some time at second base and even shortstop in addition to first base and the outfield.
Jenrry Mejia earned the save by pitching on back-to-back days, and he looked good doing it.
I'm sure you all love Anthony Recker as much as I do, but it's still great news that Travis d'Arnaud has been cleared for baseball activities.
Perhaps the Mets had a little good luck charm with them on Thursday night? That David Wright sure is a swell guy.
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Around the Majors
One of the most durable players in the major leagues over the past few years has been Prince Fielder, but he is about to miss the remainder of the season due to neck surgery.
More bad news for Texas: injured second baseman Jurickson Profar aggravated his shoulder injury and has been shut down.
Because New York can't get enough Puig, here he is flipping bats with random people in the park. This doesn't seem safe, but neither does anything else Puig does.
Yesterday at AA
Daniel Stein Sayles examined an encouraging trend that shows the Mets improving their opposite way hitting.
On this date in 1998, Mike Piazza made his Mets debut.