Monday, July 18, 2011

Mets Morning News: Wright & Reyes, Beltran Likely Out Again, & BeatoNeeds Consistency

David Wright went 2-4 on Sunday in his rehab start with Class A St. Lucie. As designated hitter, Wright had a double, a walk, one run scored, and one RBI. The Mets expect him to return to the lineup on Friday against the Marlins.

Jose Reyes ran the bases on Sunday at full speed without any issues. He will make one rehab start, tonight, with Brooklyn before returning to the Mets.

The Mets could be without Carlos Beltran again tonight. Not shocking since he has the flu. I wouldn't be surprised if he was out tomorrow as well. The only thing I ask is that until he is better, do not allow him to sit in the dugout next to his teammates, spitting sunflower seeds all over the place (like he was doing yesterday).

According to manager Terry Collins, Pedro Beato will need to be more consistent if he wants to be the primary closer for the Mets.
"We've seen out of Pedro where he's pitched a couple nights in a row, and a lot of times the third night or the day off all of a sudden his fastball isn't what it quite was," Collins said. "It needs to be as a closer. You need to have that durable arm to bounce back, so we'll see how he handles it."

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