Standings, this past weekend, and what's on tap for today

The Yankees swept this Mets this weekend, pushing the Mets to just three games over .500 and six losses behind the Nationals in the NL East.

The Mets are off today. They begin a three-game series with the Rays in Tampa tomorrow night, with Chris Young  (0-0, 3.60 ERA) facing A. Cobb  (2-2, 4.13 ERA) at 7:10 pm ET.

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To read more about this weekend’s losses, check there posts on MetsBlog (FridaySaturday and Sunday), as well as beat reports from MLB.com, the Wall Street JournalStar-LedgerBergen RecordJournal NewsESPN New YorkNewsday, the Daily News and New York Post.

Also this past weekend, MiLB.com reported that Jenrry Mejia will soon begin pitching in relief for Triple-A Buffalo, most likely in advance of a promotion to the Mets, who have a league-worst 5.59 bullpen ERA.

In regards to injuries, Terry Collins told reporters Saturday that Ronny Cedeno ran bases in his rehab and will begin to increase his workload this week. Also, he said Ruben Tejada will head back to Port St. Lucie where he will rest for a few days after aggravating his right quad injury late last week.

In a chat with online fans Saturday, Sandy Alderson said he will keep an eye on the trade market to find ways to improve the Mets. “If we are in the race, as I expect we will be, I don’t believe money will be an issue for us,” said Alderson, who also added that he will do everything he can this off-season to keep David Wright here long term.