"I don't want any distractions on my mind, I just want to play baseball. Nothing has changed. I want to stay here. I want to be a New York Met my whole career. But right now I just want to play baseball."After Jason Bay had a break-out night Tuesday, Terry Collins isn't wasting any time moving him up in the lineup. Andy McCullough of the Star-Ledger writes:
The time is right. The top of the order is struggling. And Bay appears somewhat ready for added responsibility, especially after launching a home run and a triple in tonight's 7-3 loss to Oakland.The Mets announced Tuesday that they are partnering with Tuesday's Children. The organization was founded to help families who lost relatives in the 2001 terrorist attacks.
The new initiative, the First Responder Alliance Mentoring Program, will provide mentors to children who lost their parents as a result of sicknesses while they were serving in the relief efforts at Ground Zero.Injury Updates:
Ike Davis and David Wright will be re-examined in the next two days. Davis will get a MRI today on his bone bruise. Wright will undergo a CT Scan tomorrow to view the stress fracture in his lower back.
Minor League News:
Matt Harvey, the 2010 first round pick by the Mets, and Matt Den Dekker, the fifth round pick, were promoted from Single-A St. Lucie to Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday.