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After he pitched well but the Mets lost, Chris Capuano isn't too happy with himself for striking out three times at the plate. That's noble of him, but it's the other hitters who should be regretting their lack of performance last night.
The Mets won't be getting any more out of Chris Young, who tore his anterior capsule in his pitching shoulder and is likely out for the season. Jenrry Mejia also confirmed that he'll need Tommy John surgery. So the Mets' starting pitching depth is thin at best, and the Astros designated Nelson Figueroa for assignment.
Baseball Prospectus' guide to baseball's mascots appropriately starts with Mr. Met.
Joe Blanton returned to the mound for the Phillies, and they beat Javier Vazquez and the Marlins last night. Speaking of those irritating Phillies, Roy Oswalt is aiming to return from the disabled list on Tuesday.
George Steinbrenner assisted the F.B.I. in an ultimately successful effort to get a pardon from Ronald Reagan.
The Mets aren't the only team who has to deal with injuries. Curiously-acquired Vernon Wells strained his groin in the Angels game last night. And Luke Scott has a torn muscle in his shoulder but will try to play through it for now.