Monday, September 26, 2011

Mets Morning News: Carter's Setback, Duda & Pagan Done For Season,Batting Race

According to Adam Rubin, Hall of Famer Gary Carter has suffered a setback as he battles brain tumors. The catcher's daughter, Kimmy Bloemers, wrote in the family's online journal that doctors found "an abnormal and unusual spot" on his right temple.
"When I saw the look on my dad's face, I just wanted to cry," Bloemers wrote. "This journey has been so emotional when there has been just one thing after the next that dad has to conquer. Dad did not complain; he just had look of sadness. I really hate that dad has to go through such a tough road. Dad got the biopsy and actually had several spots removed in various places. We hope to find out the results soon."
Despite this setback, Carter's white-blood cell count has risen to where he can undergo a second round of chemotherapy. That, however, will not begin for a few more weeks.

Lucas Duda and Angel Pagan will be out for the rest of the season. While neither has been diagnosed with a concussion, both are suffering from concussion-like symptoms. Duda smacked his head against the right field wall at Busch Stadium last week, and Pagan hit himself in the head with a back swing.

Jose Reyes trails Milwaukee's Ryan Braun by two points in the race for the batting title. Reyes finished Sunday going 2-4 and raising his average to .331. Braun was 2-3 and finished at .333.

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