Over the weekend there were a lot of injuries that happened to the Mets but since I had no internet, I wasn’t able to blog about them. Here is a list of injuries:
Could be back this week.
Brian Schnieder – He has been working in extended spring training. Hopes to be back this week.
Jose Reyes – Did not play in Boston. Jerry Manual said that Reyes would not play today (Monday) at Citi Field against the Nats.
Francisco Rodrieguez – After being in the hospital Saturday, Franky was able to jog out to the bullpen yesterday and he did alittle bit of warming up.
Ryan Church – He could be sent to the disabled list according to Manual. Jerry said that Church will be examined on his sore right hamstring today.
Ramon Martinez – He was taken out in the 8th inning yesterday due to back pain. Manual also said that Fernando Tatis could be the starter at shortstop today.
With all of these injuries the Mets only have 2 guys on the bench. The backup catcher and Reed or Pagan.
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Reyes back in. That is good. Also Murphy is finally back in the lineup. Also no Castillo. Interesting Jerry.
Yesterday’s trivia was not guessed on. Same question today. There can be more than one answer.
Yesterday the Mets put Alex Cora on the DL and recalled Ramon Martinez. He has appeared in 1 World Series. The more info you give about Martinez playing in that World Series, the more points you get. When someone guesses you can then add more information. It can be about stats, team, year, something special he did or something else about him in that World Series.
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Mets GM Omar Minaya said today that the Mets will wait until Saturday or Sunday to make a decision on if Carlos Delgado will go on the DL. Acording to Metsblog
‘s Jon Heyman has said on his twitter feed that Carlos Delgado is now feeling better after getting some medical treatment.
Heyman also said that the Mets won’t promote top prospect Fernando Martinez until at least June.
GM Minaya also said that a MRI on J.J. Putz said that he has inflammation in the back of his elbow. Metsblog
said that Putz was in a hospital in New York today but he then went to San Fransico for tonight’s game against the Giants. The Mets have not said that he would play or wouldn’t play tonight. …update 6:39 PM: Adam Rubin of the Daily News is saying that Putz will be out for at least 2 days.
Putz has been really struggling after giving up a run last night. Putz has a ERA of 4.05 over the season.
Also on a completely unrelated note I don’t get why MLBlogs is making such a big deal about the June draft. It isn’t that soon and the MLB draft isn’t really that big. 1st round picks sometimes never make it to the majors and late round picks sometimes turn out to be all-stars. It really is very different then it is in the NBA and NFL.
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On Wednesday, manager Jerry Manual made a interesting move in batting Daniel Murphy 3rd with Carlos Delgado hurt. Wednesday’s lineup was this:
Tonight the only difference is that Omir Santos is starting in place of Ramon Castro and that Mike Pelfrey is pitching. Jerry really doesn’t like Castro because Santos is catching every game except day games after night games like in Wednesday’s case.
I don’t like Murphy batting 2nd. As much of a Murphy fan I am, I like him in the 2 hole. Here is what I would do:
Wright or Beltan
(The other one)
I want Murphy batting 2nd. Wright and Beltan batting 3 and 4 not 4 and 5. Then move everyone else up and bat Cora 8th. You can comment on what you think of this lineup and what you would do.
Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post is reporting that Brian Schneider will be setback about a week from when he was supposed to come off the DL on Sunday. The Mets said that he is having soreness in his calf during his rehab.
So all of this talk about who should the Mets send down for Schneider will stop.
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The Mets say that they are unsure if Pelfrey will be able to make his start on Sunday. Jerry Manual has said that it will most likely be Jonathan Niese but possibly Dillon Gee. It would be Niese on normal rest or Gee on short rest by 1 day.
Jonathan Niese: 0-1 9.00 ERA in 2 starts
Dillon Gee: 0-2 4.66 ERA in 2 starts
Last year, Niese was 1-1 with a ERA of 7.07 in 3 starts. Niese has a lot more potential then that. I have a feeling he will have a nice carear.
Here is a video of Niese warming up last year:
Also if you have any ideas about who to scout about then I would like to hear.
…update 6:49 PM
Will Carroll of Baseball Prospectus is reporting that Pelfrey will miss his next start and either Niese, Gee or Figueroa will make the start.