Sunday, June 10, 2012

ICYMI: The Week In Review

The Mets began interleague play Friday night with a series against the Yankees. So far, it hasn't gone well. The Mets have dropped the first two games of the three-game series. They will try to win the series finale this afternoon. Game time is 1:05.

In his first start since throwing the no-hitter, Johan Santana got smacked around by the Yankees Friday night. He gave up six runs on seven hits in five innings of work.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis rode the subway to Yankee Stadium.

David Wright now holds the franchise record for runs scored. He passed Jose Reyes Tuesday night, scoring his 736th run as a Met.

Political commentator, Bill Maher, purchased a minority stake in the Mets.

The MLB Draft was earlier this week. With the 12th overall pick in the first round, the Mets selected shortstop, Gavin Cecchini. Cecchini has agreed to the terms of a contract with the Mets for $2.3 million. For a complete list of all of the Mets selections from this year's draft, visit St. Lucie To Flushing.

Ike Davis still can't hit. Word on the street is that a decision may be made (keep playing him, bench him, or send him to Buffalo) on Davis once interleague play ends later in the week and the DH is no longer needed.

To make room on the roster, Josh Satin and Jack Egbert were designated for assignment on Wednesday. They both cleared waivers and joined Buffalo.

The Mets created quite the hullabaloo on Thursday after announcing that they would be reprinting all 41,922 tickets from Johan Santana's no-hitter and selling them for a measly $50. Those who actually attended the game are not pleased with the fact that another fan who did not attend will have a ticket stub with their seat printed on it.

With his last win, R.A. Dickey now leads the major leagues in wins and is one inning away from leading the majors in consecutive scoreless innings pitched.

On the injury front...

Omar Quintanilla has a fracture in his left index finger. The injury has not kept him out of the line up.

Jon Rauch missed the series in Washington due to debris in his elbow. He has since returned to the bullpen.

Jason Bay is back! I know you're all excited...or not. Bay was scheduled to make his triumphant return on Thursday after fracturing a rib back in April. He was scratched, however, after the antibiotic he had been taking for a sinus infection caused him to be nauseous.

Ruben Tejada pulled himself from a rehab game in Buffalo on Tuesday with tightness in his right quadricep. He is now back in Port St. Lucie.

Chris Young returned to the Mets after having surgery in May of 2011 to repair a torn anterior capsule in his right shoulder. In five innings of work, Young gave up three runs on six hits, while striking out two and walking one. He threw just 75 pitches.

Jon Niese is expected to undergo surgery during the off-season to correct a heartbeat, that at times, has been irregular. After throwing six scoreless innings in last Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Niese was pulled due to a rapid heartbeat. Doctors have cleared Niese to continue playing baseball.

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