It looks like it’ll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.
Gio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.
Davis is hitting it big in Vegas. The demoted Mets first baseman slugged his fifth home run in four games on Monday night, doubling and driving two runs.
Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner each had a poor day in the Mets’ final warmup before Opening Day.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said on Friday.
“Delayed somewhat” means being pushed back to the March 10-15 range, which makes it highly doubtful that Santana could get enough work in to be ready by April 1.
New York lost 18-9 to the Colorado Rockies on Friday night, done in by six errors and an 11-run inning by the Rockies that overwhelmed the offensive display by Scott Hairston, who hit for the cycle.
Mike Pelfrey and Jason Bay have been placed on the DL, the latest round of bad news for a Mets team beset by injuries to key players the past few years.
It has become a familiar refrain for Mets fans: Jason Bay to the disabled list.
Infielder Ruben Tejada is among the 11 players the Mets sent down to their minor league camp in the club’s first round of cuts this spring.