The Mets took of two of three from the Nationals this past weekend in DC, winning 3-2 on Friday, winning 11-3 on Saturday, but losing 6-5 on Sunday. Monday in Atlanta, they dropped the opening game of a three-game series against the Braves, losing 13-5.
The Mets continue their series in Atlanta on Tuesday, with Carlos Torres (3-2, 2.77) taking on Kris Medlen (11-12, 3.58) at 7:10 PM.
Also this past weekend, in case you missed it…
The Mets signed RHP Aaron Harang to a minor league contract and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas. Terry Collins said it’s likely Harang could appear in one game of the team’s doubleheader against the Marlins on September 14.
Ike Davis left Saturday night’s game with a strained oblique. He will miss the remainder of the season. Lucas Duda will be the primary first baseman for the rest of the season. Terry Collins said Josh Satin and Wilmer Flores could see some time at first base, as well.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will make another start for the Mets, despite being 0-3 with 10.95 ERA in three starts since joining the team.
Jon Niese left Friday night’s game with a cramp in his left leg, which he later described as ‘fine,’ and nothing serious.
Collins said Bobby Parnell is still a long ways off from throwing a baseball. He was placed on the disabled list August 6 with neck pain. He is expected to soon get a second epidural shot, after which he will decide if he needs spinal surgery.
Lastly, the Mets promoted 1B-3B Zach Lutz and relievers Tim Byrdak and Vic Black as rosters expanded Sept. 1. Sandy Alderson said he will wait until the minor league playoffs are over before calling up additional players. Collins told reporters Ruben Tejada will get extensive playing time when he is recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.