Worth noting

Daniel Murphy missed Monday's game because of his badly scraped right shin, an injury he sustained on Friday.

Lucas Duda, who has merely seven at-bats this spring because of a pulled hamstring, said that his injury has improved markedly in the past 24 hours, and he expects to play late in the week.

Ike Davis, who has been limited to six at-bats because of tight muscles in both calves, sported a boot on his right leg for the second consecutive day, and his prognosis remains unclear.

"I'm doing everything I can to get back so I can play and get the swings I need," Davis said.

• Mets announcer and former pitcher Bobby Ojeda wears a media credential on a lanyard. The name printed on it: "Bob O'Jeda."

Happy St. Patty's Day, Bobby O.

• On Tuesday, for the second time, the Mets and Cardinals will test the instant-replay system. The Mets will play five more spring games with the system in place.

Marty Noble is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.