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Lucas Duda is out for the second night with the same strand of flu, while his power potential will be missed in the line-up, it's a lot easier for them to fill the outfield position with Hairston.
Mike Nickeas is back at the team hotel, not at the ballpark, in Houston because of a severe case of the flu -- the same illness that also has sidelined Lucas Duda. Because Nickeas' strain is so severe, the Mets were expecting to fly in a catcher from Triple-A Buffalo, Vinny Rottino or Lucas May, to at least have on standby on the newly created taxi squad. source ESPN NY