Here is tonight’s Met lineup:
- Jose Reyes SS
- Justin Turner 2B
- Lucas Duda RF
- David Wright 3B
- Angel Pagan CF
- Jason Bay LF
- Nick Evans 1B
- Mike Nickeas C
- R.A. Dickey RHP (6-11, 3.57)
vs. Ross Detwiler (2-4, 2.86)
Tonight’s talking points:
- Josh Thole was hurt in last night’s game and had to leave early with a left wrist contusion. He traveled to New York today to get his hand checked out.
- The Mets won last night, behind an excellent performance by Miguel Batista, who allowed two runs in six innings to get his 100th win of his career. Bobby Parnell got the save in the 7-5 victory.
- David Einhorn and the Wilpon family broke off negotiations yesterday, after tentatively agreeing on Einhorn getting 33% of the team for about $200 million a few months ago.
- Thole: I really hope he doesn’t miss much time because of this. I know people say that about every injury, but I would really like to see him play the rest of the season as an every day catcher. With all due respect to Ronny Paulino, who has been productive, I want to see more of Thole, because he is the future.
- Last night’s game: Nice spot start by Batista, but I really don’t want to see him pitch again. Congrats to him for getting his 100th win, but seriously, bring in a younger pitcher.
- Ownership deal: When this deal looked like it was going through, this off season looked great. The Mets would have had money to spend, and with a ton of money coming off the books, Sandy Alderson can finally start building a team, instead of trading just trying to cut payroll. Now, it looks like the Wilpons won’t be able to get that $200 million before free agency. I’m not sure the Mets were looking to spend big money, but I would like to think that they would have.