Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 8/21/13
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets Alex Wood (2-2, 2.61) vs Jon Niese (5-6, 4.25) Starting Lineup Juan Lagares – CF Daniel Murphy – 2B Marlon Byrd – RF Andrew Brown – LF Josh Satin – 1B Justin Turner – SS Wilmer Flores – 3B John Buck – C Jon Niese – LHP Game Notes Jeremy Hefner (partially torn MCL in his right elbow) appears headed for Tommy John surgery. Manager Terry Collins said Mets medical director David Altchek recommended the reconstructive surgery for Hefner, who was placed on the disabled list Aug. 10. Collins said Hefner was leaning toward seeking a second opinion before deciding whether to undergo the knife. Should Hefner choose to have the surgery, he’ll likely be out until at least late next season. Hefner went 4-8 with a 4.34 ERA in 24 games (23 starts) this season but went 0-2 with a 9.13 ERA in five second-half starts before he got hurt. Jenrry Mejia is expected to undergo surgery within the next seven to 10 days in order to remove the bone chips and other loose deb...
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