VIDEO: Matt den Dekker robs Ryan Howard of a home run

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The Mets placed skilled defender Juan Lagares on the disabled list today with a right intercostal strain, but it looks like they are going to be OK in center field while he’s on the shelf. Check out this leaping catch from his replacement, Matt den Dekker, which took a home run away from Phillies’ first baseman Ryan Howard:

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The 26-year-old threw out a runner at home plate in the third inning and singled (his first hit of the season) and scored in the sixth, so he’s having himself a pretty nice night.