After getting shut out for the tenth time this season, the New York Mets still have no idea when David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud will return to the lineup.
There was a hope that Wright could return to baseball activities sometime this week, but Mets' general manager Sandy Alderson says Wright's recovery has "no change as far as I know." Manager Terry Collins added:
"Until he's doing baseball stuff, it's day-to-day. He's not ready to hit, he's not ready to throw. When he's out there actually doing the things he needs to do, we'll keep real good track of that."
Meanwhile, d'Arnaud's left arm is still in a brace from a home-plate collision on June 20 against the Atlanta Braves. He is already eligible to return from the disabled list but hasn't begun any baseball activities yet.
With Wright out indefinitely and no indication of when d'Arnaud will return, the Mets must find another way to solve their offensive woes. Dreams of a postseason are still moderately realistic, but are becoming decreasingly so with each frustratingly low-scoring defeat. After Tuesday's game against the San Francisco Giants, the Mets have averaged just 3.45 runs per game, which is the worst mark in the National League.