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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Pitching schedule updated

By Adam Rubin

The Mets will play the first of as many as three straight days of intrasquad games Friday, slightly after noon.

Terry Collins said the Mets may not play a formal game Sunday -- the third straight day of planned seven-inning intrasquad games -- if players get worn down by the first two.

The Grapefruit League schedule opens Monday night with Dillon Gee facing the Washington Nationals at Digital Domain Park.

“Right now we’re going to see how the first two days go,” Collins said. “If health’s good, we’ll probably try it again Sunday. If it looks like we’ve got some guys stiff, we may not do much Sunday except do a live pitchers’ batting practice or something.”

Here are the updated pitching assignments for the next week. Robert Carson no longer appears on the list, so we'll have to check on that Friday.

Friday intrasquad: Dillon Gee, Jeurys Familia, Daniel Herrera, Tim Byrdak, Matt Harvey, Miguel Batista, Jeremy Hefner, Frank Francisco

Saturday intrasquad: R.A. Dickey, Pedro Beato, D.J. Carrasco, Fernando Cabrera, Chris Schwinden, Josh Stinson, Armando Rodriguez, Jon Rauch

Sunday intrasquad: Mike Pelfrey, Manny Acosta, Chuck James, Bobby Parnell, Jon Niese, Ramon Ramirez, Garrett Olson.

Monday vs. Washington Nationals (John Lannan): Dillon Gee, Matt Harvey, Miguel Batista, Daniel Herrera, Tim Byrdak, Frank Francisco

Tuesday split-squad vs. St. Louis Cardinals: Johan Santana, R.A. Dickey, Jeurys Familia, Pedro Beato, D.J. Carrasco, Jon Rauch

Tuesday split-squad at Houston Astros: Chris Schwinden, Josh Stinson, Jeremy Hefner, Armando Rodriguez, Fernando Cabrera

Wednesday at Miami Marlins: Jon Niese, Ramon Ramirez, Manny Acosta, Bobby Parnell, Chuck James, Garrett Olson

Thursday vs. Miami Marlins: Mike Pelfrey

Friday at Atlanta Braves: Dillon Gee