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Daniel Murphy benched in favor of Justin Turner

Daniel Murphy grimaces as he flies out to

Daniel Murphy grimaces as he flies out to center field in the ninth inning of a game against the Rockies at Citi Field. (Aug. 23, 2012) (Credit: David Pokress)

Terry Collins said Daniel Murphy (1-for-5, two strikeouts) is “out of gas” and will be replaced by Justin Turner for at least the next few days . . . The last Met to throw seven shutout innings in his big-league debut was Masato Yoshii against the Pirates on April 5, 1998 . . . Collins said he expects Jenrry Mejia to be a September call-up and get at least one start. Mejia is 2-1 with a 1.12 ERA as a starter at Triple-A Buffalo after posting a 5.48 ERA as a reliever . . . Jeremy Hefner will be activated from paternity leave before Friday night’s game and will start against Houston on Sunday . . . The Mets will bring Shea Stadium staple Merengue Night to Citi Field for the first time after Friday night’s game against the Astros. Sergio Vargas, Raymond & Miguel, Juliana and El Batallon are scheduled to perform.

Tags: Terry Collins , Daniel Murphy , Justin Turner , Masato Yoshii , Jenrry Mejia , Mets , Jeremy Hefner

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