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The Mets (45-50) head into the All-Star break winners of eight of their last 10 games, and in sole possession of third place in the N.L. East.

They open the second half of the season against the Padres on Friday in San Diego at 10:10 p.m. ET.

Weekend Review...

The Mets swept the Marlins over the weekend at Citi Field, including a 9-1 victory on Sunday >> Read more at MetsBlog

David Wright received a cortisone shot in his left shoulder after Sunday's game, but said the shot was planned and not the result of a new issue.

Jon Niese threw a bullpen session on Sunday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list. Niese is expected to return to the rotation when the team travels to Seattle after the All-Star break.

Terry Collins speculated the Mets might temporarily move Jacob deGrom to the bullpen to conserve his innings, but it's not likely to actually happen >> Read more

Triple-A RHP Noah Syndergaard and C Kevin Plawecki both appeared for the U.S. team during the Futures Game on Sunday at Target Field in Minnesota. Plawecki had an RBI ground out and Syndergaard tossed a scoreless ninth to earn the save.

Jeremy Hefner pitched a perfect inning in the Gulf Coast League on Saturday in his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August.

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