Saturday, September 17, 2011

Mets Morning News: Collins' Words Seem To Have Lit A Spark, Mets NotPlaying The Waiting Game, Minor Leaguer Suspended

David Wright had his 17th multi-home run game last night, hitting a two-run homer followed by a three-run shot. He is now tied for second place in team history. Darryl Strawberry currently holds the record with 22 multi-home run games.
"With the way we’ve been swinging the bats, we score more than one it’s a good night for us," Wright said. "Offensively, we got some good at-bats early and ran from there. Sometimes when you get in a rut it’s kind of contagious."
Did manager Terry Collins' harsh words following Thursday's game have something to do with the Mets 12 run, 20 hit night?
"He's good, but he's not that good," Wright said, smiling. "I give him a lot of credit, but I'm not quite ready to give him credit for 20 hits. It's good obviously that we come out and play well after he had his little rant. We try to go in with the mind-set of having each other's backs and Terry's had ours, so it would be nice to not only finish strong for ourselves but finish up strong for him and give him the credit that he probably deserves for holding this team together for the majority of the year."
According to Jason Stark of ESPN, the Mets most likely will have no interest in waiting for Jose Reyes to make up his mind as to whether or not he wants to remain with the team or test free agency.
"One source who's tight with the Mets brass tells Rumblings they're 'either going to be in or out real quick.' The Mets' baseball people haven't met yet to lay out their offseason game plan. But if Reyes' preference is to test the market, collect offers and then ask the Mets to counter, there are indications that the Mets don't want to play by that script. And Reyes' lackluster second half (.277/.316/.378, with only six stolen-base ATTEMPTS) only figures to reinforce their reluctance to do anything crazy right out of the chute to keep him from exploring the market."
Right-handed minor league pitcher, Brandon Moore,was suspended for 50 games after violating baseball's minor league drug policy. This is his second violation. This violation allegedly involved a "drug of abuse," whatever that means. His suspension will begin at the start of the 2012 season.

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