Ground Ball Applesauce - Mets can't get the ball past infield, Brad Lidge coming back, and 104 mph

The glow from Monday's gritty win sure didn't last long, did it? Yikes. If there's something to be taken from this game, it's Livan Hernandez. Not sure how long he can float on this cloud, but he did strike out Albert Pujols. I could have sworn that Pujols was going to hit 900 ft worth of home runs last night.

Meet the Mets

SNY's website featured some good articles discussing the implication of Carlos Beltran's trip to the DL. Here's Ted Berg's. And Dan Graziano's.

By the way, the current Met 25-man roster has a salary of $60 million.

Should we expect to see Brad Holt in the bullpen this year?

Anyone go to Baracklyn Cyclones night?

Ken Davidoff warns against trading away the farm for this year.

Fresh off his car accident, Jose Reyes took some fielding practice last night at Citi Field.

The boy who was hit by a stray bullet in Brooklyn threw out the first pitch last night.

Joel Pineiro has not helped the Met cause lately. But, he's still not Superman.

Mack's Mets takes a look at former Mets playing in Japan.

Aren't we glad that David Wright is still here?

FlipFlopFlyin shows the rise and fall of the 1986 Mets in graphic form.

Around the NL East

The Rays continue to not help the Mets, getting dominated by the Phillies 10-1 last night. David Price was bad.

Philly closer Brad Lidge is close to returning to the big league squad.

A record crowd turned out in DC to see the Red Sox beat the Nationals 11-3.

Ken Rosenthal previews the Boras-Nationals discussions over Stephen Strasburg.

Tommy Hanson continues his strong run, shutting out the Yankees over 5 and a third and getting the win in Atlanta's 4-0 victory.

Jorge Cantu wins it for the Marlins with a 12th inning walk off single against the Orioles. Matt Lindstrom blew the save in the 9th after Andrew Miller was effective in his start.

Around MLB

Yankee officials are nervously watching CC Sabathia's throwing session today.

So much for Magglio Ordonez's benching.

Scott Kazmir is looking strong for AAA Durham.

Joel Zumaya threw a 104 mph fastball past Milton Bradley. Hmmm....

Luis Ayala apparently asked for a trade before getting sent down to the minors. Meanwhile, in the bigs, Carlos Gomez had 3 hits in the Twins' 7-3 victory over the Brewers.

Coco Crisp is done for the year. Also, in injury news, Jason Isringhausen underwent Tommy John surgery.

What I wouldn't give for a pitcher named Outman on the Mets.

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