• Lefty reliever Scott Rice said Friday afternoon that he was fully recovered from the back issue that forced him out of action earlier this week. Rice did not pitch Tuesday or Wednesday while nursing the injury.
• Among the visitors at Citi Field prior to Friday's game were Jets players Geno Smith (who threw out the ceremonial first pitch), D'Brickashaw Ferguson and Willie Colon, as well as LSU football coach Les Miles. Avid college football fan David Wright called it "a treat" to meet Miles, who joked that he would have happily recruited the third baseman as a free safety.
• The Mets are encouraging fans to take mass transit to next week's Subway Series on Wednesday and Thursday at Citi Field. The club is expecting large crowds for both games and recommends that fans arrive at the ballpark early. Citi Field is serviced by the 7 Subway and the Long Island Railroad. In addition, all Metro-North trains connect with the 7 Subway at Grand Central Station.
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