Chris Capuano (10-12) allowed six runs and eight hits in four innings, his shortest of 27 starts this year.
Josh Thole is in pain, but hopes to be with the Mets on Friday. The catcher left New York’s game against the Florida Marlins in the second inning Thursday night because of a contusion on his left wrist.
Making his first start since April 22 for St. Louis, the 40-year-old Batista scattered six hits over six innings while becoming the third active pitcher to play for at least 10 teams
Jason Bay also had three hits, including the tying single, and David Wright hit two long doubles high off the wall in left field for the Mets, who have won five of six.
David Wright drove in two and the Mets got two-out RBI singles from Angel Pagan and Willie Harris in the sixth.
The 30-year-old former Mets first baseman received a 50-game suspension Thursday for taking the banned performance-enhancing substance and was subsequently released by the Colorado Rockies.
After 19 straight days of games, some extra time off for the Mets — losers of four straight — doesn’t look so bad.
Rookie second baseman Justin Turner committed a crucial throwing error in the ninth inning, allowing the Florida Marlins to score two runs and rally past the New York Mets 4-3 on Tuesday night.
Mike Stanton hit a grand slam in the 10th inning and the Florida Marlins quickly recovered from Lucas Duda’s tying homer with two outs in the ninth to beat the New York Mets 7-3 on Monday night.
The sweltering subtropical heat began bothering Mets center fielder Angel Pagan early in the game. His teammates wilted in the eighth.
The Marlins trailed 4-3 going into the eighth against Bobby Parnell (3-2). Logan Morrison led off with a game-tying homer, and Mike Stanton singled. A sacrifice advanced the runner, and Buck put Florida ahead.
Gaby Sanchez hit a pair of two-run homers and the Florida Marlins broke a four-game losing streak by rallying past the New York Mets 8-5 Saturday night.
David Wright came off the disabled list swinging, and his two RBI doubles Friday helped the New York Mets beat the Florida Marlins 7-6.
The Mets will welcome David Wright back to the lineup on Friday while trade winds continue to swirl around outfielder Carlos Beltran. “His presence will be felt,” manager Terry Collins said. “He’ll be a big lift. I think you’ll see our team respond to it.”
Those ailing stars are almost healthy, and the Mets need them back. Now.