Chris Young back on the DL
Sandy Alderson said that he would be very surprised if Young was ready to go at the end of this current DL stint, the MRI showed some swelling in the back of his shoulder in the area of an old injury – the question is whether this is a new injury or it’s an aggravation of the old injury or just an acute response to a chronic condition.
Mets Lose, 4-2
Happy Mother’s Day to young mothers and old, the Mets were unable to complete the sweep earlier today by dropping the third game after winning the first two against the Dodgers.
Andre Ethier’s 30-game hitting streak was snapped on Saturday night but he redeemed himself on Sunday going 2-for-4 with a HR, a 2-run HR that gave the Dodgers a 3-run lead which RA Dickey and the Mets were unable to recover from, but the Mets hitters had their chances. Now, off to Colorado for a 3-game series starting Monday night.
LHP - Not Ike's Forte
Ike Davis struggled today as he always does against left-handed pitching. In 24 games, including today’s, Davis was up against the best pitcher in the Dodgers rotation, Clayton Kershaw, who happens to be a lefty. Ike is batting .159 vs. LHP with 17 of his 30 SO in just 40 AB coming against left-handers. Against RHP, Davis is batting .367.
He’s also not getting on base as much against lefties, look at these numbers, .277 OBP vs. LHP/.446 vs. RHP, slugging, .250 LHP/.722 RHP and all his homers, seven, have come against righties. Those are some tell-tale numbers. Perhaps Collins should rest Davis the next time the Mets face a left-hander which is Houston’s JA Happ on Saturday evening.
Collins on Reyes
"I see a guy who loves to play, plays with passion and enthusiasm, it’s been amazing to watch him – if I was a fan, I’d make sure I’d get to see him play."