Norichika Aoki hit a leadoff homer, Khris Davis connected three batters later and Yovani Gallardo pitched the Milwaukee Brewers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Johnny Hellweg had beaned Mets All-Star David Wright, hit another batter and walked four in the first four innings. Still, Brewers manager Ron Roenicke thought taking him out before the fifth inning was an unusual move.
David Wright homered in his return to the Mets lineup, Daniel Murphy had three hits and Daisuke Matsuzaka earned his second straight victory in New York’s 6-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-4 Friday night.
The team also announced that infielder Wilfredo Tovar was recalled from Double-A Binghamton.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Thursday the third baseman went through back-to-back workouts the past two days “with pretty good intensity.”
The seven-time All-Star ran the bases last week and took live batting practice for the first time this past Saturday. He has a chance to play against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park this weekend.
Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.
Mets captain baseman David Wright is expected to rejoin the team Monday to continue his rehab work for a strained right hamstring.
Davis left Saturday’s game at Washington with the injury. He grimaced and grabbed at his side after hitting a sacrifice fly. He bent over near home plate and didn’t even try to run to first base.
Wright was headed to the Mets’ complex in Florida on Thursday, a day before the team begins a nine-game road trip. He said he feels fine swinging and fielding, but he’s not running full speed and isn’t ready for rehab games.
“Thank you everyone for the kind words and support. I may be done this year, but I will be back next year for April 1,” Harvey posted on Twitter.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
The rookie third baseman will eventually lose his position when captain David Wright returns from a hamstring injury. So what then? A move to the outfield?
The Mets had an all-time record 46-20 against the Rockies at Shea Stadium, including an 18-2 mark vs. Colorado in the final 20 games between the two clubs at Shea.