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Jerry Manuel wants Jenrry Mejia

After Pat Misch was beaten up by the Braves, the Mets' manager had Mejia on his mind

Updated: August 31, 2010, 8:50 AM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

ATLANTA -- New York Mets manager Jerry Manuel did not mask his true feelings after Monday's 9-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

If Jenrry Mejia's performance was as good as the numbers suggested while pitching for Triple-A Buffalo Monday night, Manuel would welcome the 20-year-old right-hander getting his first major league start Saturday against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.

While rotation placeholder Pat Misch was getting knocked out after three innings and Oliver Perez was ...

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