Friday Morning Applesauce: Mets Rally Late, Final Homestand Looming

ST. LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 22: Willie Harris #22 of the New York Mets hits a game winning two run single against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium on September 22, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jeff Curry/Getty Images)

The Mets surprisingly won in dramatic come-from-behind fashion yesterday, scoring big in the late innings to beat the Cardinals. The loss forces St. Louis 2 games behind Atlanta in the race for the wild card as the season continues to near it's conclusion. Your recap can be found here, and the boxscore can be found here.

The really big news around the team seems to be that changes are looming to Citi Field. Sandy Alderson approached several of the players before the game yesterday and talked to them about some of the alterations being considered. It will be interesting to see what the club does with the park, as there are certainly plenty of interesting proposals out there.

Theo Epstein apparently thinks Omar Minaya is still in charge of the Mets. The Red Sox are so depleted in the pitching department that they reportedly tried to aquire Chris Capuano earlier in the week for cash. I hear Jason Bay pitched once...

The front office does have a few decisions to make shortly. As the season winds down we're likely going to hear more about the coaching staff in the next several weeks.

Hunter Pence may miss a few of the games this weekend as he's listed as day to day with a knee injury at the moment.  

Around MLB:

Josh Weinstock at THT takes a look at Changeups and BABIP. It's an interesting read to say the least.

FanGraphs has a little meetup in the NY area scheduled for this weekend. There's a few names on that list you might recognize, so if you're in the area it might not be a terrible way to spend the afternoon.

BtB takes a look at John Lackey and Fenway Park. Anyone else wish that Omar's bad deal of 2009 was Lackey instead of Bay?

Like the NL Wild Card race, the AL lead sits at only 2 games as the struggling Red Sox are being chased down by the Rays. The Rays drubbed Bartolo Colon and the Yankees yesterday by a score of 15-8.

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