Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Mets Morning News: More Injuries, Everyone But Mets Evacuated From CBP,Carter Update

If you missed it last night, not only did the Mets lose once again to the Phillies, but they also lost Jon Niese and Scott Hairston to the disabled list with rib cage injuries. According to Adam Rubin, Mike Nickeas is expected to be called up as a third catcher. Other possible candidates to take the second roster spot include Miguel Batista, Pat Misch, and Chris Schwinden.

According to The Record, Citizens Bank Park was evacuated following Tuesday's earthquake. Well, everyone but the Mets was evacuated.
A group of 20 players and team officials were inside the ballpark when the quake hit, and despite the fact that most of the building was evacuated for nearly 30 minutes – including members of the Phillies' front office — the Mets were left inside.

No one told them they had to leave, Mets spokesperson Jay Horwitz said.
Rubin also reports that Gary Carter has been given the green light to continue his chemotherapy treatment for malignant brain tumors. His treatment had been delayed due to a low white blood cell count. Below is a statement from Carter's daughter Kimmy Bloemers.
"Dad went to the doctor yesterday and received news that his white blood count was high enough to start the new stronger chemo! The blood count is still a little low; however, he got the green light to take his first pill last night. He took an anti-nausea pill at 10 p.m. and took his chemo at 10:30 p.m. and then fell right to sleep. We are so happy to report that dad is not sick and he had a good day today. There was some anxiety yesterday not knowing if this 5-day treatment would have terrible reactions. Aside from being tired, dad has no other side effects!!!"

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