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Carlos Beltran's return from the DL wasn't enough to get the Mets a run against Tim Lincecum in San Francisco. It had to have been quite an adjustment from St. Lucie pitching though.
The Mets' handling of Jose Reyes is quickly coming back to bite them as the shortstop is still not ready to play. Which do you think is going to happen first, Beltran's first home run or a Reyes left handed swing?
Some injury news to pass along. Fernando Tatis is probably done after undergoing a significant shoulder surgery. Time to realize the value the Mets got from this guy. Oh and Luis Castillo's return may be next weekend against LA.
And now for something completely different: totally irrational Met optimism.
The shine is starting to wear off as Stephen Strasburg struggles to interact well with the media.
Jason Heyward returned to the Braves lineup last night and had an immediate impact in the field.
The Daily News had some interesting stories from the two recent major Yankee passings. First, Suzyn Waldman had an incredibly close relationship with the Boss. The gender thing aside, aren't journalists supposed to avoid these kinds of things with their sources? Secondly, not a single Yankee, past or present, showed up at Bob Sheppard's funeral.
5% of MLB players found Gary Matthews Jr to be the most overrated player in baseball.
Congratulations to Carlos Zambrano for making it through anger management without taking a bat to someone.
And, finally, Dontrelle Willis is given another chance with the Giant farm system.