clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Mets Morning News: Rain stops game, doesn't stop Ike's strikeouts

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Mike Stobe

Meet the Mets

Tied at 5 apiece, the rains came down on the Mets and Braves and forced the conclusion of their Friday evening matchup to be pushed to tonight. Jeremy Hefner pitched well despite getting no-decisioned again and the Mets came back with two runs in the eighth to tie things up before the delay. Ike Davis struck out four more times.

Choose Your Recap: Amazin' Avenue Short,, ESPN NY, Daily News, New York Times, Associated Press, Star-Ledger, NY Post

The Mets and Braves will finish Friday evening's game tonight starting at 6:10 PM and then they'll play game two of their series immediately after. Dillon Gee and Mike Minor will face off in that one on Fox. The rest of the suspended game may go untelevised.

Ike's struggles continue to dominate the headlines around the team. Terry Collins says there are several options to replace Davis should be sent down and Adam Rubin looked into them. Eventually, one of those options could be Wilmer Flores, who played first base last night in Vegas. Michael Salfino looked back at sluggers who were sent to the minors and the results aren't terribly encouraging.

Jeurys Familia is working his way back and about ready to begin a rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie. Frank Francisco, meanwhile, is not improving.

Zack Wheeler will probably come up around the Super 2 date, which is still sort of a moving target. Howard Megdal brings up a cautionary tale when it comes to Wheeler and pitching prospects in general.

In his latest mock draft, Jim Callis of Baseball America projected the Mets to take Arkansas pitcher Ryne Stanek with the 11th overall pick in the draft, though from the description, it doesn't sound like Callis is sure which direction the Mets will go.

Toby Hyde writes about catching prospect Kevin Plawecki, who is still in Savannah but could move up at some point soon.

Yesterday At AA

Matthew Callan writes about the Mets and their use of rally caps in the 80's.

Amazin' Avenue Audio's 21st episode is out, so go listen to it!

Brock Mahan looks back at May 24 in Mets history.

Greg Karam has yesterday's Daily Farm Report.

Around the NL East

The Nationals defeated the Phillies 5-2 last night. The Nats lost reliever Ryan Matteus for 4-6 weeks after he punched his locker. Danny Espinosa, meanwhile, has been playing with a small fracture in his wrist for over a month.

Evan Gattis tells the story of his rise to fame.

The Marlins fell to the White Sox 4-3 in ten innings. Miami's outfield may actually become crowded in the next few weeks.

Around the Majors

Anibal Sanchez took a no-hit bid into the 9th before Joe Mauer broke it up with a clean single up the middle. Well played, Mauer.

Curtis Granderson is going back to the DL after getting hit by a pitch again, this time in the pinkie.

Miguel Cabrera has pretty crazy plate coverage, as this animated GIF shows.

In another bad day for umpires, the Rangers caught a break on a double play that was definitely not a double play. Then a poor Angel Hernandez call nearly cost the White Sox a win.