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Mets Afternoon News: One day in first place was nice, let's do that again soon!

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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

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Daniel Murphy hit the disabled list with a quad strain and the Mets summoned both Danny Muno and Wilfredo Tovar from Las Vegas. Muno stayed to replace Murphy and Tovar took a u-turn back to the PCL. Kevin Plawecki, meanwhile, has some dizziness but it's not vertigo.

Reports say that the Mets are working hard to deal Dillon Gee and Jon Niese now but when are the Mets going to make a trade for some offense? Rival execs say that Sandy Alderson has definitely been working the phones in that pursuit as well.

Meanwhile, the Mets' six-man rotation lasted approximately three days.

Let's take a look at four players who could be available when the Mets draft in the 2nd round.

The Binghamton Mets added first baseman Brock Peterson.

Around the NL East

The Nationals took position of 1st place back with a 7-5 win over the Cubs.

The Marlins beat the Rockies 6-2.

Braves pitching struggled again as they lost to the Pirates 10-8.

Lots of dingers in Philly last night but the Phillies still fell to the Giants 5-4.

Around the Majors

Switch-pitcher Pat Venditte was the big story yesterday, as he made his big league debut. It was awesome.

We're keeping our thoughts with a fan who was seriously injured during last night's Red Sox game when she was hit in the head by a shard of a broken bat. Her injuries were apparently deemed "life-threatening".

The Angels are seeing fewer fans at the park but increased revenue due to higher ticket prices, which is apparently what the Angels wanted.

Two more teams are interested in Oakland's Ben Zobrist.

Alex Rodriguez is now 2nd on the all-time RBI list, passing Barry Bonds with his 1,997th.

This Date In Mets History

Happy 71st birthday to Bud Harrelson!

Yesterday At AA

We've got all of the best Mets quotes from the past week!

Daniel Murphy moved to 3rd base and then got hurt.

The AA Audio Podcast previewed the MLB Draft.

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