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1B Lucas Duda had a productive day on Saturday when he was the only member of the Mets to have a hit in both ends of the doubleheader against the Marlins. Duda went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Mets' 3-0 loss in the opener before he went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk as the Mets won the nightcap 3-1. Duda is hitting .242 with 14 homers, 31 RBIs in 86 games this year, but in 14 games this month, he's hitting .292 with three homers and eight RBI.

1B Lucas Duda had a productive day on Saturday when he was the only member of the Mets to have a hit in both ends of the doubleheader against the Marlins. Duda went 1-for-3 with a walk in the Mets' 3-0 loss in the opener before he went 2-for-3 with a solo homer and a walk as the Mets won the nightcap 3-1. Duda is hitting .242 with 14 homers, 31 RBIs in 86 games this year, but in 14 games this month, he's hitting .292 with three homers and eight RBI.

RHP Jeurys Familia was activated from the 60-day disabled list before the Mets' doubleheader against the Marlins on Saturday. Familia went on the disabled list May 12 (retroactive to May 9) with right biceps tendinitis and underwent surgery to remove bone chips and loose bodies from his right elbow on June 5. The Mets didn't expect him to return this season, but Familia recovered faster than expected and joined Class A Savannah for its South Atlantic League championship series, pitching three perfect innings to help Savannah to the title. Familia, who last pitched for the Mets on May 8, has one save and a 3.48 ERA in eight big league appearances this season.

3B David Wright (right hamstring strain) worked out at Citi Field for more than two hours before the Mets' doubleheader on Saturday and said he is optimistic he can return during the series against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday through Thursday. Wright, who suffered a Grade 3 right hamstring strain while legging out an infield hit on Aug. 2, said he needs to do what he did Saturday -- when he repeated cutting and stopping -- for multiple days before he'll feel ready to play in a big league game. Wright was expected to be out six to eight weeks after he got hurt and Friday marked the six-week anniversary of his injury. Wright is hitting .309 with 16 homers and 54 RBIs in 105 games.

RHP Carlos Torres pitched well but took the loss on Saturday when he allowed two runs, three hits and two walks while striking out a career-high eight in six innings as the Mets fell to the Marlins 3-0 in the first game of a doubleheader. Torres also hit Donovan Solano twice, and the second of those plunkings came back to haunt Torres when Solano scored the Marlins' first run on their first hit, a two-out bloop single by Logan Morrison in the fourth inning. Torres also set a career-high by throwing 111 pitches. He has allowed three runs or fewer in five of his seven starts with the Mets, though he allowed a total of 14 runs in the other two starts. Overall this year, he is 3-5 with a 3.48 ERA in 30 appearances.

RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka enjoyed his finest performance as a member of the Mets and posted his first major league win in more than a year on Saturday night when he threw seven innings of two-hit ball to lead the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Marlins in the second game of a doubleheader. Matsuzaka walked one, hit two batters and struck out three in a tidy 91-pitch effort. He threw a first-pitch strike to 21 of the 26 batters he faced and got to a three-ball count just three times. Matsuzaka didn't allow a hit until Justin Ruggiano's one-out homer in the fourth. In the seventh, Matsuzaka worked out of a first-and-third, two-out jam by striking out Rob Brantly. It was the first win for Matsuzaka since Aug. 27, 2012, when he was pitching for Boston. Matsuzaka is 1-3 with a 6.12 ERA in five starts with the Mets, but he allowed just two runs in 12 2/3 innings in his last two starts.

RHP Bobby Parnell (surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck) was moved to the 60-day disabled list on Saturday. Parnell was already out for the season after undergoing surgery on Tuesday, but the procedural move created room on the 40-man roster for RHP Jeurys Familia. Parnell, who is expected to recover for spring training, last pitched for the Mets on July 30 He finishes the season with a 5-5 record, 22 saves and a 2.16 ERA in 49 games.

RHP Dillon Gee will look to bounce back from one of his few subpar starts of the summer when he takes the mound for the Mets on Sunday afternoon in the finale of a four-game series against the Marlins at Citi Field. Gee took the loss in his most recent start on Tuesday, when he gave up four runs and nine hits in 6 1/3 innings as the Mets fell to the Nationals 6-3. It was only the fifth time in his last 19 starts dating to May 30 that Gee has given up more than two runs in an outing, a stretch in which he has gone 9-4 with a 2.56 ERA to lower his overall ERA from 6.34 to 3.61. This will be Gee's fourth career start against the Marlins and his second this season. He is 2-0 with a 4.50 ERA against the Marlins. He earned the win for the Mets on May 1 despite allowing four runs in five innings in the Mets' 7-6 win over Miami.

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