Sorry about not posting the Week In Review last Sunday. I had other things to do other than rehash all of the crap the Mets did, and while this week wasn't much better in Metsville, I'm here to recap.
This weeks wretched record: 1-6 (This included a four-game sweep by the Rockies.)
Here's what you missed.
Lucas Duda is expected to rejoin the club in time for today's game. Why? Nobody knows. It was expected that he would be called up next week any way once rosters expand. A corresponding move will be announced later today.
Update: The Mets optioned Jordany Valdespin to Buffalo to make room for Duda. No, I still don't know why, and I don't get it either.
Collin McHugh made his major league debut this week. McHugh was excellent, throwing seven scoreless innings in his debut against the Rockies. He was then sent back to Triple-A Buffalo to make room for Jeremy Hefner, who was returning from paternity leave. Expect to see McHugh return to the rotation in September.
Daniel Murphy was tired, or as Terry Collins put it, "out of gas," prompting the Mets skipper to bench Murphy and add Justin Turner to the lineup for the first two games against the Astros. Murphy is expected to return to the lineup on Sunday.
The Mets promoted Robert Carson from Triple-A Buffalo. He has been pitching out of the bullpen.
If you're into drama, the media tried to stir some up. The Daily News reported that new catcher Kelly Shoppach was the player who actually sent the text to Red Sox ownership, trying to get rid of Bobby Valentine. Shoppach denied everything.
On the injury front...
Johan Santana is done for the 2012 season. Santana underwent an MRI earlier in the week and was diagnosed with inflammation in his lower back. Doctors prescribed him rest, some medication, and exercise. The Mets placed him on the 15-day disabled list, but the Mets stated that he will not return this season.
Sandy Alderson provided an update on Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Nieuwenhuis, who has been suffering from a torn plantar fascia in his right foot. Doctors determined that he will not need surgery, but he will not return this season.
Rob Johnson was placed on the the disabled list for the remainder of the season with a thumb injury. Since he was injured in the major leagues, he was unable to be demoted to the minors.