What’s on Tap for Thursday, August 28

The Mets (62-71) and Braves (69-64) will play the rubber game of their three-game series at 7:10 pm ET on Thursday at Citi Field.

David Wright is expected back in lineup for the first time since leaving Sunday’s game with neck pain.

Jon Niese (7-9, 3.47 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mike Minor (5-8, 4.90 ERA) for Atlanta.


Upcoming Schedule…

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In case you missed it…


Zack Wheeler tossed seven solid innings, but the Mets couldn’t capitalize on a ninth inning chance during a 3-2 loss to Atlanta on Wednesday >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday and New York Post


The Angels, Dodgers and Royals all have interest in trading for Bartolo Colon, but are so far balking due to Colon’s 2015 salary.


Vic Black has a slight herniated disk in his neck, but is not expected to land on the disabled list.


Josh Edgin is dealing with inflammation in his left (pitching) elbow, but expects to be able to return to action on Thursday.


David Wright (neck) and Daniel Murphy (calf) both sat out again on Wednesday. Wright may return on Thursday, but Murphy is likely still a few days away.


The Mets have still not determined if Triple-A RHP Noah Syndergaard will be called up when rosters expand on September 1. Syndergaard threw 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball for Las Vegas on Wednesday night.


The Mets are one game away from being in last place in the NL East.


Standings…

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19 comments
Karl Leopold
Karl Leopold

can we just DL Murphy and bring up Reynolds to play short for the week.  we are playing with a 21 man roster right now

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

I just hope they are right about Wright not being able to do any more injury to himself by playing with his shoulder pain. Being a Mets fan I'm worried that during his end of season medical check they find something needing surgery that could effect him being ready for 2015.

matmil
matmil

That catch last night by Lagares at the wall was phenomenal. I don't think anybody else makes that play.

1craigswan
1craigswan

Protected draft pick here we come!

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

COME ON METS!  YOU CAN DOOOO IT.    THUD

Metsfan62
Metsfan62

Looks like the Mets are fighting for last place .  Great job Sandy and stinking Wilpons !

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Was going to go this weekend to the CITI Morgue but me thinks not! The Mets aren't worth the $$$ or the time or trip.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Saw the play Simmons made last night on darno. Instead of giving Simmons so much credit for a great play. How about telling darno to hustle a little more and get the piano of his back. No way he should be thrown out from short LF.

johnsec125
johnsec125

Go Phillies!! Maybe that will wake this organization up.

matmil
matmil

Last nights loss really hurt. Not because I think they are still in the hunt but because I hate to see Atlanta win. Somebody,last night, brought up the fact that Granderson is a nice guy. Which is true, good man to have in the clubhouse, as is Wright. Alot of nice guys on this team,no doubt. Quiet Duda,Gee,even Collins is a nice man. But it doesn't mean anything on the field. In fact it may be a drawback. I was thinking about my Army days and that when I was in Korea I remember being in a platoon of guys who I really admired. There were some nice guys, but what made them special is we had a few guys who had an edge. Guys who would spit in your eye, who liked to fight. Guys you wanted around when the going got tough. I think  this translates to winning baseball too. You need a few people who just aren't very nice. Some people who hate to lose, who don't buddy around with the opposing players. Maybe Billy Martin was a drunk, but the guy was a winner. Jerry Grote was a nasty s.o.b. but he hated to lose. The Oakland teams of the 70's were always fighting but they won games. I'd like to see the Mets get some people with a little fire in their bellies. People who hate to lose, I think it would help, alot.

mrgee
mrgee

Philly can bury us in the basement this weekend. I will take the blame on this one: I didn't sign that petition from early this year affirming that I was a true fan. Woops.

matmil
matmil

@Bob Burket TDA is a catcher and it looked to me like he was hustling, just a great play by Simmons.

mets74
mets74

@Bob Burket Didn't know TdA was a speed demon. Hard hit ball, strong throw which just beat TdA and you're questioning his hustle? Please. 

Ed Zambrano
Ed Zambrano

@matmil I understand your sentiment but the bottom line is you need talent to win.  The Mets lack talent.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@mets74 @Bob Burket  IMO  NO ONE SHOULD GET THROWN OUT FROM WHERE SIMMONS THREW THAT BALL. A HUSTLING BARTOLO BEATS THAT PLAY.