Last night was a tale of two Jeremy Hefners. While the Mets youngster looked pretty good in the first two innings of his outing last night, the Padres came back from the rain delay with bats that looked unstoppable. Hefner would only last into the fourth inning, but by that point the damage was already done. The bullpen wouldn't let the opportunity to allow runs go to waste though, as Robert Carson and Manny Acosta would allow the Padres to tack on five more before it was all done. David Wright continues to be ridiculous though, so that's something. The box score can be found here.
Luckily for the Mets and their fans, the rain from last night doesn't look like it's going to be a major issue all weekend. The forecast looks fairly promising for the upcoming weekend which features both Rusty Staub bobblehead day and banner day.
Some interesting news was given to us during last night's broadcast. Rehabbing Jenrry Mejia will take another step up the food chain, being promoted to AAA Buffalo. The Buffalo rotation is now one of the most exciting in all of the minors, those of you that happen to be Buffalonians should be smiling.
The Mets have been surprisingly decent despite the continued struggles of Ike Davis. One reason why is that they've had solid depth ready to step up and replace basically anyone who missed time. Howard Medgal took a look at a perfect example of this, backup SS Ronny Cedeno.
The Mets lost ground to the Nats last night as the Nats did not play. The Braves couldn't pull away though, as their 6-3 loss completed their sweep at the hands of the Reds.
The Marlins also lost yesterday. The 14-7 defeat at the hands of the Giants saw them remain level with the Mets and tied for third. They also had some injury news to report yesterday, as Emilio Bonifacio will be headed under the knife.
The Phillies were the division's lone winner yesterday, notching a 10-9 victory over the Cards. They're still occupying the basement though, so there's still plenty of reason to smile. The thought of them losing Cole Hamels at season's end makes me smile even more. Luckily, FanGraphs took a look at what the lefty might be in line to make.
John Sickels pondered player makeup over at Minor League Ball. I'm sure that will be a popular topic as the draft approaches. Speaking of the draft, Jonathon Mayo published a 20 pick mock yesterday.
John Danks became the latest pitcher to head to the DL with shoulder issues. This doesn't look like good news for the lefty.
Finally for today, Hal Steinbrenner had to shoot down the rumor that the Yankees were for sale. I have a hard time believing they were, but it really wouldn't surprise me if they were also a little shocked by the amount of cash the Dodgers sale brought in.