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The Mets (62-71) and Braves (69-64) will play the rubber game of their three-game series at 7:10 pm ET on Thursday at Citi Field.

David Wright is expected back in lineup for the first time since leaving Sunday's game with neck pain.

Jon Niese (7-9, 3.47 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mike Minor (5-8, 4.90 ERA) for Atlanta.

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Zack Wheeler tossed seven solid innings, but the Mets couldn't capitalize on a ninth inning chance during a 3-2 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN,, Newsday and New York Post...

The Angels, Dodgers and Royals all have interest in trading for Bartolo Colon, but are so far balking due to Colon's 2015 salary.

Vic Black has a slight herniated disk in his neck, but is not expected to land on the disabled list.

Josh Edgin is dealing with inflammation in his left (pitching) elbow, but expects to be able to return to action on Thursday.

David Wright (neck) and Daniel Murphy (calf) both sat out again on Wednesday. Wright may return on Thursday, but Murphy is likely still a few days away.

The Mets have still not determined if Triple-A RHP Noah Syndergaard will be called up when rosters expand on September 1. Syndergaard threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball for Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

The Mets are one game away from being in last place in the NL East.


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