Your Sunday afternoon dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
Zack Wheeler pitched very well, holding the Diamondbacks to just a single run and Wilmer Flores knocked in 3 runs, as the Mets beat Arizona 4-1.
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Jon Niese makes his long awaited return this afternoon, as he'll face off against Zeke Spruill.
Niese says his arm is good and he'll be limited to 90-95 pitches in his return. The Mets are likely to send down a bench player to make room for him, which (speculating) probably means either Andrew Brown or Mike Baxter.
IT HAS HAPPENED! After going 2-2 with 2 walks yesterday, Ike Davis is hitting over .200 for the season! Celebrate good times come on! His line sits at .203/.317/.316, still woeful for a first baseman, but for what it's worth, he has a higher on base percentage than Daniel Murphy.
Terry Collins mentioned recently that Zack Wheeler might move to the bullpen down the stretch to keep him active. Well, scratch that idea. Let's just assume somebody in the front office smacked TC in the face and said "never say that again".
Anthony Recker has the farthest bat toss in the majors. Well, when you get so few hits, I guess you've got to celebrate as much as you can.
Yesterday At AA
Chris provides us with a Mets Mind Boggler.
Daniel Convery gives us a look at the farm with our Daily Farm Report.
Around the NL East
Jayson Werth collected his 1000th career hit as the Nationals beat the Phillies 8-5.
Nate Eovaldi shut down the Braves and halted their winning streak, as the Marlins beat them 1-0.
Around the Majors
Alex Rodriguez apparently sought legal performance enhancing drugs and met with BALCO's Victor Conte in early 2012.
The Mariners inducted Ken Griffey Jr into their Hall of Fame yesterday.
In awesome news, Juan Uribe fell for the hidden ball trick. It's like the movie Rookie of the Year in real life!
Grant Brisbee says that the Miguel Cabrera/Mike Trout MVP argument won't happen again but not because of either player's performance on the field.
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