Carlos DelGado was a late scratch from tonights game. He has a sore hip from sliding into third base on a triple he hit yesterday.
Oliver Perez will not be sent down to the minors for a tune up...yet. He will be allowed one more start, against the Phillies, a team he has had much success against, to show if he can snap out of this abysmal funk he has been in. If Ollie doesn't fare well, he may very well be removed from the starting rotation.
Omir Santos started his third consecutive game tonight. He hit a Grand Slam in the bottom of the first, so he is showing everyone that he belongs. The Mets want to get a good read on Santos, because he will most likely be optioned down the AAA Buffalo when Schneider returns. If Schneider and Castro continue to struggle, Santos might very well be called up later in the season.
Wright In: David Wright will play every game this series against the Marlins. Despite Wright's slump, Manuel will not rest him this series. Wright hit a triple tonight against the Marlins, and has made two sparkling defensive plays. Wright was also sporting a crew cut before tonight's game. Wright said it's more 'aerodynamic'.
Murph sits: LF Daniel Murphy was scratched in favor of Gary Sheffield. Manuel saw some sub par at bats from Murphy, and wanted more power in the lineup. The Mets have only 11 HR's this season, tied for last in the NL. Murphy had a pinch hit triple this evening.
Fossum Replaced: The Mets designated Casey Fossum, and have called up lefty reliever, 40 year old Ken Takahashi. Takahashi will be used in long relief.
Source: Brian Costa - Star Ledger