Sunday, September 2, 2012

ICYMI: The Week In Review

This week's record: 5-1

Terry Collins clarified that the team's goal is to finish the season at .500, not to finish the season in third place.

Matt Harvey will be shut down before the season ends due to an innings limit. Sandy Alderson has indicated that that limit may be around 170 innings. To date, he has thrown 152.1 innings. That means Harvey may only get two or three more starts.

Scott Hairston was claimed off waivers, but it was just another MLB team playing games. This team, who has not been identified, had no interest in acquiring Hairston, and simply blocked him from being traded to another team with a better record.

Mike Nickeas and Zach Lutz were the first of the September call-ups. They joined the team on Saturday. According to ESPN New York, Collin McHugh will be called up for a start against St. Louis. Other potential call-ups include Jenrry Mejia, Jeurys Familia, Jordany Valdespin, Fred Lewis, Elvin Ramirez, and Matt Tuiasosopo. Wally Backman is also expected to join the coaching staff for the remainder of the season.

The Mets double-A affiliate will remain in Binghamton for the next four years. The two agreed to terms that would keep the Mets there through 2016.

If you're interested in following the Arizona Fall League, the Mets will be sending seven players. Those players include pitchers Ryan Fraser, Greg Peavey, Adam Kolarek, and Chase Huchingson, infielder Danny Muno, and outfielders Darrell Ceciliani and Cesar Puello.

On the injury front...

The Mets seemed to stay relatively healthy this week.

Daniel Murphy did get an MRI on his shoulder earlier in the week after he was diagnosed with rotator-cuff tightness. The MRI revealed that nothing was wrong.

Justin Turner was hit in the head by Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon. The ball appeared to just graze Turner's helmet. He was fine and proceeded to first base.

Dillon Gee underwent an angiogram in St. Louis. The angiogram revealed that there are no issues following his surgery to repair a damaged artery. Gee is expected to begin throwing a baseball sometime this week.

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