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Thursday, September 8, 2011
Mets morning briefing 9.8.11

By Adam Rubin

R.A. Dickey combined with Josh Stinson and Manny Acosta on a 1-0 shutout of the Marlins in Mets' final visit to Sun Life Stadium. (Read more about the Marlins' new 36,000-seat ballpark here.)

The Amazin's now return to Citi Field for a 4:10 p.m. single-admission doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves in a makeup of postponed Hurricane Irene games. Chris Schwinden makes his major league debut in Game 1. Read the Mets-Braves series preview here.

Thursday's news reports:

Zack Wheeler lasted 3 2/3 innings and allowed four runs as St. Lucie lost Game 2 of its Florida State League semifinal series, while Savannah lost its opener in the South Atlantic League playoffs.

• Read recaps of the Mets' final game at Sun Life Stadium in Newsday, the TimesPost, Record and Star-Ledger.

Bobby Parnell still will be getting the bulk of the save opportunities over the final three weeks, but Acosta got the assignment Wednesday and Terry Collins said he will spread that workload around somewhat. Read more in the TimesNewsday, Post and Star-Ledger.

Nick Evans continues to produce while getting a chance to play, writes the Daily News.

BIRTHDAYS: Parnell turns 27.