Showing posts with label Double header. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Double header. Show all posts

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader - D'Backs at Mets - Arroyo/Montero - Spruill/Dice-K

Preview: Game 48/49 Doubleheader
Arizona Diamondbacks (19-31) (13-13 Road) at New York Mets (21-26) (10-15 Home)

Pitching Probables: 
Game 1 - Bronson Arroyo (4-3) 4.45 ERA vs Rafael Montero (0-2) 6.97 ERA
Game 2 - Zeke Spruill  (0-0) 0.00 ERA vs Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0) 2.14 ERA

Game 1 - TV - SNY - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 1:10 PM
Game 2 - TV - WPIX 11 - Radio - WOR 710 AM - First Pitch - 4:10 PM


The New York Mets are struggling to score runs at Citi Field, and Lucas Duda took responsibility for the latest effort.

They'll have plenty of chances to begin changing that in Sunday's single-admission doubleheader against the Arizona Diamondbacks.

New York (21-26) is among baseball's worst offensive teams at home, hitting .213 and averaging 3.1 runs. The Mets are hitting .197 with runners in scoring position during a 2-7 stretch in Queens.

They stranded eight runners in Saturday's 3-2 loss to Arizona (19-31) -- with Duda being responsible for seven while going 0 for 4 and striking out with the bases loaded.

A doubleheader, scheduled after Friday's rainout, offers Duda and the Mets a chance at redemption.

Rafael Montero (0-2, 6.97 ERA) certainly needs some offensive help. The right-hander has received one run of support in his first two career starts as he continues to battle fellow rookie Jacob deGrom for a spot in the rotation.

Montero's didn't help himself Tuesday, giving up five runs and seven hits while issuing four walks in 4 1/3 innings of a 9-4 defeat to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Bronson Arroyo (4-3, 4.45) is scheduled to start opposite Montero, and he allowed five runs -- all with two outs -- and two homers in seven innings of a 5-0 loss at St. Louis on Tuesday. He had won his three previous outings while yielding one earned run in 23 1/3 innings.

The right-hander has gone 4-0 with a 2.08 ERA over his last five road games against the Mets, with his most recent visit to Citi Field coming June 15, 2012. He was hammered for nine runs and 10 hits while being pulled with one out in the fourth inning of a 9-0 defeat to New York on April 15.

The Diamondbacks are expected to turn to Zeke Spruill in the second game of the doubleheader.

The right-hander went 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in six games with Arizona last year, and he lost both of his starts. One of them was a 9-5 defeat to the Mets on Aug. 11 in which he allowed five runs in three innings.

Spruill, though, allowed two unearned runs in 13 1/3 innings while winning his last two starts for Triple-A Reno.

Spruill will try to cool off David Wright, who is 13 for 29 (.448) during a seven-game hitting streak after coming within a triple of the cycle Saturday. The third baseman also owns a .385 average with seven RBIs over his past nine meetings with Arizona.

The Mets are expected to counter Spruill by giving Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-0, 2.14) his first start of the

The right-hander's most extensive outing of 2013 came May 13, when he allowed one run while tossing 56 pitches in 3 2/3 innings of a 12-7 win over the Yankees. He's totaled that many innings and 59 pitches over three relief appearances since.

Matsuzaka went 3-3 with a 4.42 ERA in seven starts with the Mets last year after spending his first six with Boston.

He's facing the Diamondbacks for the first time since June 10, 2007.

Predicted Game 1 Mets Lineup:

  1. Eric Young - LF
  2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
  3. David Wright - 3B
  4. Curtis Granderson - RF
  5. Chris Young - CF
  6. Eric Campbell - 1B
  7. Juan Centeno - C
  8. Ruben Tejada - SS
  9. Rafael Montero - RHP

Batter/Pitcher Splits:

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Doubleheader Notes, Vic Black up, Dice-K to start, d'Arnaud making progress

Mets News and Notes: Doubleheader Notes, Vic Black up, Dice-K to start, d'Arnaud making progress:

As we all know by now, Friday's game between the Mets and D-backs was postponed in the middle of the fourth inning, with Arizona leading, 2-0. That score will be wiped from the record books, and the two teams will play a single-admission doubleheader on Sunday beginning at 1:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.

Only fans holding tickets marked "Sunday, May 25 -- Game 27" will be admitted to the doubleheader. Banner Day will continue as scheduled, with registration beginning at 10 a.m. Family Sunday pregame activities at Mets Plaza will begin at 11 a.m. The Mr. Met postgame dash around the bases for kids will follow the second game.

Those holding a paid ticket for Friday's game can exchange it for a comparably priced ticket to another home game within 12 months, subject to availability.

With the Mets able to add a 26th player for Sunday's doubleheader, the club has selected right-handed reliever Vic Black for a promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Black had produced a 3-0 record, 3.46 ERA and 1.154 WHIP in 15 late-season relief appearances with the Mets in 2013 after being acquired on Aug. 29 with minor-league second baseman Dilson Herrera for Marlon Byrd and John Buck.

This season, he is 0-1 with a 1.45 ERA and has converted seven saves in eight chances with Vegas. He also has surrendered 12 hits, 17 walks (one intentional) and hit a batter in 18 2/3 innings.

With the Mets needing an extra starter on Sunday for a doubleheader, Daisuke Matsuzaka will step into the rotation for a spot start in Game 2. Rafael Montero will proceed in the 1:10 p.m. opener, as had been originally intended.

Pitching coach Dan Warthen suggested Matsuzaka will be capable of throwing 100 pitches on Sunday.

Travis d'Arnaud hit outdoors and was due to catch a bullpen session Friday as he works back from a concussion, although rain may interrupt the catching responsibility.

Terry Collins said d'Arnaud could be cleared by the team trainer and doctor later Friday to enter games. An MLB doctor then would need to review d'Arnaud's records and sign off.

Since d'Arnaud has not appeared in a game since getting struck on the top of the head 10 days ago, Collins said he expects the catcher will first go on a minor league rehab assignment, even if d'Arnaud needs only eight or 10 at-bats in the minors.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Preview: (DH) Games 147/148 - Marlins at Mets - G1 - Alvarez vs Dice-K - G2 - Turner vs Torres

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 4:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
H. Alvarez (R) 13 3-4 4.346.01-03.869/9ATLL4.0551-111.26.94
D. Matsuzaka (R) 4 0-3 8.005.20-28.689/8@CLEND5.2310-213.07.62

Miami Marlins (54-92) at New York Mets (65-81) 7:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Turner (R) 18 3-6 3.435.10-43.389/8WSHL4.0950-215.15.87
C. Torres (R) 6 3-4 3.535.03-12.439/9WSHL4.0561-217.25.09


The Mets and Marlins will open a double-header today at 4PM. The four pitchers scheduled to take the mound for Saturday's doubleheader have combined to win nine games this season.

Last in the NL East and 33 1/2 games out of first place, the Marlins will have a pair of young right-handers take the mound today.

Up first will be 23-year-old Henderson Alvarez, who is 3-4 with a 4.34 earned run average in 13 starts this season. He is coming off a loss to Atlanta on Monday, when he gave up five runs in the fourth inning to end his outing.

The right-hander has just one win in his last seven starts since beating the Mets on July 31 with a season-high 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball.

Set to follow Alvarez will be 22-year-old Jacob Turner, the ninth overall pick of the 2009 draft by Detroit.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Preview: Games 12/13 - Mets at Rockies - Gee vs Nicasio - Laffey vs Francis

New York Mets (7-4) at Colorado Rockies (8-4) - Game 1 DH 3:10 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
D. Gee (R) 2 0-2 7.716.00-121.004/9@PHIL3.01070-29.17.71
J. Nicasio (R) 2 1-0 4.915.10-00.004/9@SFND5.0541-011.04.91

New York Mets (7-4) at Colorado Rockies (8-4) - Game 2 DH 8:40 PM ET

SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
A. Laffey (L) 1 0-0 5.065.10-00.004/7MIAND4.11030-05.15.06
J. Francis (L) 2 1-1 5.875.21-01.504/10@SFL1.2741-17.25.87

Right-hander Dillon Gee will try to follow the mound example most recently set by teammmate Matt Harvey on Tuesday when the New York Mets try once again to get on the field to begin a weather-altered four- game series with the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

The Mets last played on Saturday, when they got eight innings of two-hit ball from Harvey in a 4-2 defeat of the Minnesota Twins.

New York has since seen its finale against the Twins nixed by inclement weather, then had the same thing happen in Monday night's scheduled opener against the Rockies, which will be made up as part of Tuesday's day/night twinbill.

Gee, who won 13 times in 30 appearances with the Mets two years ago, skidded to just six wins in 17 starts in 2012 and has opened 2013 with a pair of losses to National League foes.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mets will have doubleheader today, Johan Santana pushed back a day

Sunday's game between the Mets and Giants was postponed due to rain, resulting in a doubleheader Monday and prompting the Mets to push Johan Santana back in their rotation.

Miguel Batista and Dillon Gee will start the two halves of Monday's single-admission doubleheader, beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field. Preferring to keep the rest of their rotation in order, the Mets bumped Santana from Monday's series finale against the Giants back to Tuesday's opener against the Marlins.

"It's about the entire staff," manager Terry Collins said. "We talked all spring long about making sure we keep our five starters in sync. And if we don't, we end up getting them out of sync if we don't back somebody up. We talked to Johan. He was on board with it. As a matter of fact, he said, 'The worst thing we can do is screw up somebody else.' So we decided to go that way."

In lieu of Santana, Batista will face Tim Lincecum in Game 1 after last throwing 10 pitches on April 18. Batista has not thrown more than 35 pitches in any game this season, though he has served as a spot starter often in the past and is accustomed to that role.

Gee, who was originally scheduled to start Sunday, will pitch Game 2 opposite Madison Bumgarner.

Light rain began falling in Queens around 10 a.m. Sunday, prompting a late-morning meeting between umpires and staff. With heavier rain forecast into the evening, the Mets and Giants officially called the game more than an hour before first pitch.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Recap: Game 158 - Phillies at Mets - Mets Sweep Double Header, capped off by a 5 run 3rd inning

Citi Field (Flushing, NY)

N.Y. Mets «00510000x661

W: D. Gee (13-6) L: D. Herndon (1-4)
S: M. Acosta (4)
HR: PHI - None   NYM - None

The New York Mets, aided by a five-run third inning in the nightcap of a doubleheader, earned a 6-3 win over a Philadelphia Phillies club that has lost eight games in seven days since clinching the NL East.

The Phillies dropped both games Saturday, losing 2-1 in the opener behind R.A. Dickey's strong start. They own the longest losing streak in major league history by a team that had already won at least 98 games.

Josh Thole knocked in two runs and Dillon Gee (13-6) earned the win with six quality innings for New York, which has won three straight.

Jimmy Rollins went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Phillies, who have scored more than three runs just once on their recent skid. They had not dropped eight straight since the 2000 season.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Tonight's Game Rained Out, Split Double Header Saturday

The Mets-Phillies game scheduled for Friday night has been rained out. The teams will make it up with a split doubleheader Saturday, at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.

Sunday's game has been moved back an hour, to 2:10 p.m.

Tickets for Friday's game are scheduled for Saturday's night game.

Cole Hamels gets Game 1 Saturday opposite R.A. Dickey. Joe Blanton faces Dillon Gee in the night game, with Roy Halladay and Mike Pelfrey starting as planned Sunday.

Terry Collins indicated the rainout should cost Friday's scheduled starter, Dickey, pitching in Wednesday's season finale -- likely making Saturday the knuckleballer's final appearance.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Tonight's Mets Starting Lineup - Game 143 (Game 2 DH)

Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 143 (Game 2 DH):
  1. Reyes-SS
  2. Turner-3B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Bay-LF
  5. Harris-CF
  6. Evans-1B
  7. Thole-C
  8. Tejada-2B
  9. Gee-RHP

Mets Starting Lineup vs Braves - Game 1 (DH) - Game 142

Mets Starting Lineup (Game 1 DH) vs Braves - Game 142

  1. Tejada-SS
  2. Turner-2B
  3. Duda-RF
  4. Wright-3B
  5. Pagan-CF
  6. Bay-LF
  7. Evans-1B
  8. Paulino-C
  9. Schwinden-RHP

Preview: Games 142/143 - Braves at Mets - Double Dip

Atlanta Braves (82-60) at New York Mets (70-71), 4:10 & 7:30 p.m. (DH)

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game 1: Atlanta - Mike Minor (4-2, 4.09) New York - Chris Schwinden (0-0, 0.00)

Game 2: Atlanta - Julio Teheran (0-1, 5.19) New York - Dillon Gee (12-5, 4.48)

The Braves went into their last series hoping to make up ground in the National League East race. Three losses later, the club is facing the reality that its path to the playoffs is through the wild card.

Atlanta hopes to pad its lead for that position today as it visits the New York Mets for a makeup doubleheader stemming from a rain-filled visit a few weekends ago.

The Braves head to Citi Field after getting swept in three games at Philadelphia to begin the week. It marked the first time this season Atlanta was swept in a series of at least three games and dropped the squad 10 1/2 games behind the first-place Phillies in the division.

Atlanta tried to salvage Wednesday's finale, but saw Philadelphia pinch-hitter Ross Gload come through with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the ninth in a 3-2 defeat.

Though their shot at an NL East title is fading, the Braves do still lead the wild card by 6 1/2 games over the Cardinals.

"You can't walk away from it thinking you played bad or you gave it to them, nothing like that," Atlanta's Chipper Jones said on his team's website. "They just beat us in a really good ballgame. You kind of think, once it gets to be 2-2, because they have the last at-bat, they're going to break through. We'll take our spanking and try to win a doubleheader tomorrow in New York."

The Braves are making the trip to New York after seeing games on Aug. 27 and 28 wiped out due to Hurricane Irene. Mike Minor gets the ball for Atlanta in the first game looking to win a fifth straight decision.

Minor has not lost since May 31 and had won three straight starts before a tough-luck no-decision versus the Dodgers on Saturday. The right-hander gave up just one run over six innings while striking out seven, but Atlanta lost, 2-1, in 10 innings.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mets News and Notes: Reyes, Double Headers, Bullpen, Offense

The Mets have won two straight games following a five-game losing skid...New York is 4-11 in its last 15 games and 16-23 since the All-Star break.

The Mets are expected to activate Jose Reyes prior to game 2 of today’s doubleheader...Reyes went 2-5 with two singles and a run scored on Saturday for Binghamton (AA) of the Eastern League vs. Altoona...Reyes hit .333 (3-9) with three runs scored, one home run and one RBI in three major league rehabilitation games with the BMets...Reyes was placed on the 15-Day Disabled List on August 8 with a strained left hamstring.

Today will be the Mets third doubleheader this season...New York was swept in a twinbill at home on April 14 vs. Colorado and the Mets lost both ends of a doubleheader on April 16 at Atlanta...The last time the Mets and Marlins squared off in a doubleheader was July 8, 2006 at Shea, when Florida won game one, 4-3, and the Mets won game two, 17-3, in Mike Pelfrey’s major league debut...The Mets and Marlins have never swept a double dip from each other.

Preview: Double Header - Games 131/132 - Marlins at Mets

Florida Marlins (59-72) at New York Mets (62-68), 4:10 PM / 7:40 PM -  Double Header

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game 1: Florida - Anibal Sanchez (7-6, 4.01) New York - R.A. Dickey (5-11, 3.72)

Game 2: Florida - Ricky Nolasco (9-9, 4.30) New York - Dillon Gee (11-5, 4.37)

Both the New York Mets and Florida Marlins had their schedules altered this past weekend due to the impact of Hurricane Irene and will begin a five-game series today with a doubleheader at Citi Field.

The Mets had their last two games of a weekend series with Atlanta postponed because of inclement weather and the Marlins' three-game series in Philadelphia was cut down to one game as well.

New York has won two straight games since a five-game slide and defeated the Braves, 6-0, last Friday at home. Lucas Duda had three hits, two RBI and a pair of runs scored, while Angel Pagan and Ruben Tejada recorded three hits apiece for the Mets, who had a 14-2 advantage in hits and received a stellar showing from starter Chris Capuano.

Capuano tossed a two-hit shutout and fanned 13 batters. It was his third career shutout and fourth complete game.

"I think it has to be (one of the best starts of my career)," said Capuano. "I've had a couple of shutouts before, but this one at this point of the season and after a rocky last month and a half or so certainly feels like one of the best."

Capuano's previous career-high in strikeouts was 12 against Cleveland on June 16, 2006, when he pitched for Milwaukee. He hadn't reached double-digits in strikeouts since June 2, 2007 when he had 10.

Mets shortstop Jose Reyes is expected to continue his quest for a batting title tonight and has been sidelined since early August with a strained left hamstring. He worked out the kinks with Double-A Binghamton. Meanwhile, outfielder Jason Bay has been out since Wednesday with a shoulder ailment and is expected to return tonight.

"I played Wednesday, it was pretty sore. I just thought I would get the off- day," Bay said on the team's site. "I got here, it was still sore. So we ran to the hospital and got an MRI really quick just to make sure."

The MRI revealed no structural damage.

R.A. Dickey gets the call for the Mets in the opener of this twinbill and is 5-11 with a 3.72 earned run average in 27 games (26 starts). He is 0-3 in his previous five starts and has recorded two straight no-decisions, including a 6-2 loss to Milwaukee last Sunday. He tossed seven innings of two-run ball.

Dickey is 3-2 with a 5.63 ERA in seven career games (5 starts) against the Marlins. The knuckleballer is only 1-8 in 14 home starts this season.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 14 - Mets at Braves (Game 1 DH)

Chipper Jones 2008 AlternateImage by BaseballBacks via Flickr
Final Score: Atlanta 4, New York 2 

Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta's four solo home runs to help the Braves take a 4-2 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a twin-bill from Turner Field.

The two clubs were to start the three-game series on Friday, but rain made this a twinbill.

Chipper Jones and Freddie Freeman each hit a solo home run for the Braves, who had dropped four of five coming into the game. Derek Lowe (2-2) went six innings and gave up two runs on five hits with two walks and four strikeouts to pick up the win.

Jose Reyes and Willie Harris each drove in a run for the Mets, who have lost their past six games. D.J. Carrasco (0-1) got the loss as he gave up three runs on four hits with three walks and two strikeouts in just 3 2/3 innings of work. 

Box Score: Click Here 
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Preview: 2011 Regular Season Game 14/15 - Mets at Braves (DH)

Mike Pelfrey
New York Mets (4-9) at Atlanta Braves (5-8), 4:10 & 7:40 p.m. (DH)

Probable Starting Pitchers: Game One: New York - D.J. Carrasco (0-0, 4.05) Atlanta - Derek Lowe (1-2, 1.45)

Game Two: New York - Mike Pelfrey (0-1, 10.80) Atlanta - Jair Jurrjens (0-0, 0.00)

Both the Atlanta Braves and New York Mets began the season with hopes of contending for the National League East title, but slow starts now have both teams just trying to right the ship.

The Mets aim to snap a five-game slide and the Braves try to avoid a fifth loss in six games when the teams play a doubleheader this afternoon at Turner Field. The two clubs were to start the three-game series on Friday, but rain made this a twinbill.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 13 - Rockies vs Mets (Game 2 DH)

Troy Tulowitzki at shortstop in 2007.
Final Score: Colorado 9, New York 4

Jonathan Herrera hit a three-run homer during a six-run sixth inning, as the Colorado Rockies completed their first ever four-game sweep of the New York Mets with a 9-4 win in the conclusion of a doubleheader.

In the opener of the twinbill, which was made necessary due to Tuesday's rainout, Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 with a solo shot in a 6-5 win.

The second contest featured Tulowitzki homering for a fourth straight game, while Dexter Fowler was 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs scored for the Rockies, who have won six straight to improve to 10-2.

Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) went 6 2/3 innings to get the win. He gave up four runs on five hits with four walks and seven strikeouts.

Jose Reyes and Mike Nickeas both drove in two runs for the Mets, who have dropped five in a row and eight of nine. Chris Capuano (1-1) was tagged for seven runs on eight hits and two walks in 5 2/3 innings, and fanned five.

The Mets were holding a 4-2 lead going into the sixth inning, but the Rockies surged ahead in the frame.

Tulowitzki led off the frame by ripping the first pitch he saw over the left field wall. Later in the frame with the bases loaded and one out, De La Rosa hit a grounder to second that had the potential to be a double play, but Brad Emaus bobbled the ball and was only able to get the force at second with the tying run coming home. Fowler then singled home the go-ahead run and Taylor Buchholz took over on the mound.

After a passed ball moved the batters up a base, Herrera deposited a pitch over the right field wall for his first home run of the season and an 8-4 lead.

Ty Wigginton's RBI single in the ninth scored Gonzalez for a 9-4 lead.

After the fourth inning, the Mets only got one runner to third base the rest of the game with Felipe Paulino working the ninth to close the series sweep.

Nickeas hit a two-run double in the second to give the Mets a 2-0 lead, but Colorado countered in the third on an RBI single from Fowler and a fielder's choice grounder that plated a run from Gonzalez to tie the game.

Reyes' two-run single with two outs in the fourth gave the Mets a 4-2 lead.

Game Notes

Tulowitzki leads the majors in homers this season with seven homers...The Mets open a three-game series in Atlanta on Friday...Colorado heads home to face the Cubs for a three-game set beginning on Friday...These teams split six games last season.

Box Score: Click here
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Recap: 2011 Regular Season Game 12 - Rockies vs Mets (Game 1 DH)

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01:  Relief pitcher Matt Li...Image by Getty Images via @daylife
Final Score: Colorado 6, New York 5

Carlos Gonzalez hit a two-run homer and Troy Tulowitzki went 3-for-4 with a solo shot, as the Colorado Rockies held on for a 6-5 win over the New York Mets in the opener of a doubleheader at Citi Field.

Jose Morales added a two-run double for Colorado, which has taken the first three in the four-game series and will go for its first-ever four-game sweep against the Mets in Game 2. The twinbill was made necessary due to Tuesday's rainout.

The Rockies have won five straight overall and improved to 9-2 on the young season.

Greg Reynolds (1-0) went five innings, allowing two runs on five hits and a pair of walks, and struck out a batter. Matt Lindstrom took over for a struggling Huston Street in the ninth and picked up his second save of the season.

Scott Hairston hit a two-run homer in the ninth and knocked in three for the Mets, who have dropped four straight and seven of eight. Jose Reyes extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a double and solo homer in defeat.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Press Release for Tomorrow's Double Header

Colorado RockiesImage via Wikipedia
Last night's game against the Colorado Rockies was postponed due to rain and has been rescheduled as part of a single-admission, doubleheader this Thursday afternoon, April 14, starting at 12:10 p.m.

Only tickets marked "April 14 - Game 7" for Thursday's game will be honored for the 12:10 p.m. game and makeup game to follow.

Game time has been moved up one hour to 12:10 p.m. from 1:10 p.m. to accommodate the Rockies' travel schedule.

Tickets from tonight's rainout will NOT be valid for admission Thursday. Fans are encouraged to follow the standard rain-check ticket exchange policy on

For complete information, please visit or call (718) 507-TIXX.
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