Friday Morning Applesauce: Pelf On The Shelf, Homegrown Mets Sweep Reyes Out Of Town

Apr. 26, 2012; Flushing, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis (9) hits a game-winning RBI single during the ninth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mets won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-US PRESSWIRE

The Mets trotted out an entirely homegrown lineup yesterday, a rarity for any team in MLB today. The fact that it was done in a market the size of New York makes it doubly astonishing. The best news about the game though was that the Mets managed a 3-2 9th inning comeback to sweep Reyes and the Marlins out of town. The box score can be found here. After hitting the game winning single, Kirk Nieuwenhuis will be returning home to Denver as the Mets face off against the Rockies.

Yesterday we got word that Mike Pelfrey was having his MRI looked at by Dr. James Andrews. Today brings us the news that Pelf is 99% certain to be undergoing Tommy John surgery, which would end his season. This is all speculation, but it's hard to picture a scenario where the Mets tender Pelfrey a multi-million dollar contract next winter in his final year of arbitration when his health will be a huge question mark.

Alex Remington took a look at whether or not David Wright is the greatest Met ever. I wonder what Fred Wilpon thinks about his conclusions.

Terry Collins talked about teams stealing the Mets signs yesterday. His conclusion? The Mets should probably get them down before he worries if other teams have them figured out.

In somewhat different Mets news, Hofstra is running a three day conference on the Mets.

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The Nats allowed the rest of the division to gain a little ground on them, dropping a 2-1 decision to the San Diego Padres. Yay!

Former Met Angel Pagan got to play the hero yesterday. His 9th-inning HR won the game for the Giants as they squeeked by the Reds 6-5.

Dustin McGowan joined the sudden rash of pitchers going down with arm issues. Shoulder inflammation is usually a really bad sign, and losing McGowan would be terrible news for the Jays.

Finally for today, Bronson Arroyo gained 10 and 5 rights. Not that the Mets were likely to be trading for him anyway, but he just gained the right to pick a new home should he want to.

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