Aug 2, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Young (55) pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the seventh inning at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Ed Szczepanski-US PRESSWIRE
Yesterday was fun, wasn't it? The Mets jumped out to a good-sized lead against Barry Zito and the Giants early, and it was relatively smooth sailing from that point on. It wasn't USA/Nigeria lopsided, but an 8-run victory over a quality opponent is always nice to see. The box score can be found here, the recap here.
Zack Wheeler will be in Buffalo for the rest of this season, but it doesn't appear likely that he'll be making the jump to Queens at any point soon. Sandy Alderson seems to want to cap his innings at around 150, and expects him to be right around that mark at the end of August. How he does will bear watching this month, as he's certainly a guy we're likely to see in 2013.
Instead of promoting Wheeler, one of the ideas being tossed around is a little extra work for R.A. Dickey. I think I'd be a big fan of the move, as Dickey starts are always fun and we might as well see how he responds, considering that the games don't really mean quite as much as they hopefully will at this time next season.
The Braves managed a win yesterday while the Marlins were still cleaning up after their yard sale. One of the new fish was less than impressive in that one, and Jacob Turner struggled in AAA. FanGraphs had a little more on the Heath Bell talk, and as it concerns the Mets it's certainly worth a read.