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Today’s Game: Mets at Cardinals, 1:05 p.m.

The Mets visit the Cardinals Sunday in Jupiter (1:05 p.m.).

The game will not air on SNY, is available through MLB Network and can be heard live on WOR 710 am radio, according to the team’s website.

Dillon Gee  is scheduled to start for the Mets. He is making his fourth start and seventh appearance of the spring. Gee has a 2.45 ERA in 14 2/3 innings.

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What’s on tap for Sunday, March 29

The Mets travel to Jupiter, FL, on Sunday to play the Cardinals at 1:05 pm ET.

The game will not air on SNY, is available through MLB Network and can be heard live on WOR 710 am radio, according to the team’s website.

Dillon Gee, who is expected to replace Zack Wheeler in the rotation, will start against Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia.

In case you missed it on Saturday, March 28

The Mets are discussing a contract extension with first baseman Lucas Duda , according to reporter Joel Sherman.

Daniel Murphy had five at-bats during a minor-league intrasquad game Saturday in Port St. Lucie, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin.

The Mets re-assigned LH reliever Scott Rice to minor league camp.

Vic Black threw a bullpen session Saturday and could could pitch in a game Wednesday, Dan Warthen told reporter Matt Ehalt.

Jacob deGrom pitched seven innings and Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda and Johnny Monell hit home runs as the Mets won, 10-2, against the Nationals on Saturday in Port St. Lucie.

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Mets talking long-term extension with Duda

The Mets are discussing a contract extension with first baseman Lucas Duda , according to reporter Joel Sherman (March 28).


Duda, 29, will become a free agent after the 2017 season.

He told Sherman that the negotiations were preliminary and still in the works.

Duda’s agent, Dan Horwits, told Sherman if a deal cannot be reached by Opening Day negotiations will be put on hold until after the season.


Duda hit 30 homers with 92 RBI last year as he took over first base from Ike Davis.

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Murphy hit during intrasquad game, didn’t run bases

Daniel Murphy had five at-bats during a minor-league intrasquad game Saturday in Port St. Lucie, reports ESPN’s Adam Rubin (March 28).

Murphy, recovering from a strained right hamstring, had two opposite-field hits and jogged to first, though he did not stay in to run the bases, according to Rubin.

Terry Collins said Friday he is skeptical Murphy will be ready for Opening Day, though he would not rule it out.

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Rice re-assigned; 2 lefty relievers remain in camp

The Mets re-assigned LH reliever Scott Rice to minor league camp Saturday (Vorkunov, March 28).

The move leaves Sean Gilmartin and Dario Alvarez as the only remaining lefties in major league camp.


Gilmartin (5.63 ERA) and Alvarez (5.14 ERA) have both made nine appearances this spring.

Gilmartin walked Bryce Harper, the only batter he faced, in the team’s 10-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday.

Video Highlights from Saturday’s Win

Curtis Granderson’s third-inning, three-run home run off Stephen Strasburg puts the Mets on the board >> Watch here

Lucas Duda’s two-run homer in the seventh inning gives the Mets a 9-1 advantage >> Watch here

Mets left fielder Michael Cuddyer robs Washington first baseman Clint Robinson of a hit in the second inning >> Watch here

 

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Mets, deGrom cruise to win over Nats

The Mets had no trouble with their nemesis of the past three seasons, rolling to a 10-2 win Saturday in Port St. Lucie.

Need To Know

Jacob deGrom pitched seven innings, allowing one earned run on Bryce Harper’s massive homer in the seventh. He allowed four hits and struck out four in lowering his spring ERA to 2.45 (22 innings).

The Mets had four homers among their 12 hits. Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit back-to-back homers in the Mets’ four-run third.

Granderson (.447 spring average with three homers) hit a three-run shot. All the third-inning runs came off Stephen Strasburg (four innings, four earned runs, spring ERA of 5.59).

Johnny Monell and Lucas Duda homered in a four-run seventh. It was Monell’s fourth homer of the spring. . .Wilmer Flores and Matt Reynolds had RBI doubles. . Duda (2-for-4, two-run HR) hit his first triple in four years in the Mets’ two-run sixth.

Jeurys Familia struggled in the ninth, allowing a run on three hits.

The Mets turned two double plays.

The Nationals were 15-4 against the Mets last season and have a 41-15 edge the past three years.

What’s Next

The Mets visit the Cardinals Sunday (1:05 p.m.). Dillon Gee gets the start for New York.