Hospitalized…

The News

  • From the Associated Press: Mets third baseman Ty Wigginton was hospitalized after fainting at home and feeling dizzy at the ballpark. He is expected to miss New York’s road trip to Chicago, Los Angeles and San Diego, and it’s likely that he will be placed on the 15-day disabled list. “He looked pale and weak when he came to the ballpark and then he had dizzy spells during the game,” manager Art Howe said.
  • In AAA International League action, Mets SP Aaron Heilman allowed eleven hits, but no walks, in six innings while giving up four earned runs in a loss. At the AA level, 3B David Wright continues to hit, going 2-4 with a homer, two RBI a walk and a stolen base. Wright is hitting .360 with 3 HR on the short season. Lastly, in A Ball, SP Scott Kazmir threw five shutout innings while striking out 4 in a no-decision. 

Metsblog.com’s Take

Hmmm…I wonder if David Wright spiked Wigginton’s Gatorade. Just kidding.

Seriously, ranging from dehydration to a shift in diet to an internal disorder, anything could be effecting Wiggy. Metsblog wishes him a safe and quick recovery.

Media sources believe the Mets will simply go with Todd Zeile on a regular basis at 3B, allowing the club to promote Ricky Bottalico to the bullpen. 

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After reading today’s post, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being most confident, how confident are you that the Mets will play “meaningful games” in September of 2004?