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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Morning briefing: Ike gets the big hit

By Matt Ehalt

Ike Davis
Ike Davis' RBI double put the Mets ahead Tuesday night.
FIRST PITCH: The Mets rebounded from a brutal loss to the Braves on Monday by defeating Atlanta 4-1 on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Ike Davis had the go-ahead RBI.

The Mets will look to make it two in a row when Jeremy Hefner faces Tim Hudson on Wednesday night. Hefner lasted just two innings in his first start coming out of the All-Star break.

Wednesday's news reports:

• Read game recaps in the Daily News, Post, Star-Ledger, The Record, New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Newsday.

• Davis' RBI double put the Mets ahead, but he also failed to lay down a bunt. Read more in the Post and Star-Ledger.

Carlos Torres recorded the win Tuesday. He has pitched well since sliding into the rotation due to Jon Niese's injury.

Zack Wheeler will start Thursday while Jenrry Mejia will start one of the doubleheader games in Washington on Friday. Read more in the Daily News, Post, Star-Ledger, The Record, Wall Street Journal and Newsday.

• Terry Collins wants to see more improvement from Ruben Tejada before the Mets recall him from Triple-A Las Vegas.

• Mets minor leaguer Alex Machillanda Romero was arrested Sunday on charges of felony shoplifting, resisting a merchant, battery and resisting an officer without violence. He plays for the GCL Mets.

Shaun Marcum was placed on waivers with the intention to be released. Marcum signed a one-year deal in the offseason and went 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA. Read more in the Star-Ledger and Newsday.

• The Mets have to decide whether to trade right fielder Marlon Byrd and closer Bobby Parnell.

• In the Post, Larry Brooks writes that Parnell should be part of the Mets' future and not trade bait.

• Collins said baseball needs to move on following Ryan Braun's suspension.

BIRTHDAYS: Baseball's career and single-season home run leader Barry Bonds turns 49 today.

TWEET OF THE DAY:

Los Mets Night tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/FQO6en4JCV

— Jay Horwitz (@Jay_HorwitzPR) July 24, 2013
YOU'RE UP: What has impressed you the most about Torres' performance thus far?