Morning News: for Mon. April 4 (and past weekend)


In case you missed it, the Mets lost Friday night, won Saturday and won Sunday – you can watch video recaps here and written recaps here.

Also, Jason Bay has not begun any baseball activities, but Sandy Alderson said that shouldn’t rule out a return of April 9. What’s more, Jason Isringhausen felt discomfort in his back, while pitching in a minor league game yesterday in Port St. Lucie. To read more about Izzy and Bay, read Andy Martino’s quick report in the Daily News.

By taking two of three in Miami, the Mets won their first road series of the season. They did not win a road series until the middle of June last year. They were 1-8 in Miami in 2010. This year, they’re already 2-1. For more, check out David Waldstein’s report in the New York Times.

Willie Harris started his season with 4 hits in 10 at bats, including 1 home run, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored. He spent the off-season talking to a sports psychological, which you can read more about in the Star-Ledger. Brian Costa of the Wall Street Journal has a nice write up of Harris, too.

By the way, also from the weekend, around MLB, Rays LHP David Price says he’s open to a contract extension; the Rangers are still considering whether to trade 2B Michael Young, and the Phillies and Marlins could still be interested; also Cardinals OF Matt Holliday had an appendectomy, and his return is unknown at this point.