Mets players used Beastie Boys songs as their walk-up music Friday night, in honor of late band member and Mets fan Adam "MCA" Yauch. David Wright requested "Brass Monkey," a song he has used as his at-bat music in the past.
Lucas Duda and Mike Nickeas were both "much better" Friday, according to manager Terry Collins, after battling flu-like symptoms for most of this week. Duda was back in the starting lineup, batting cleanup and playing right field. He had made just one pinch-hit appearance over three games in Houston, and was a late scratch from Wednesday's starting lineup.
The Mets hosted their third annual Celiac Disease Awareness Night on Friday to benefit Raising Our Celiac Kids (R.O.C.K.) Long Island. Gluten-free concessions were available in specified areas at Citi Field, where SNY field reporter Kevin Burkhardt hosted a pregame party with current players.