Thursday, May 17, 2012

DJ DFA'd, Carson Promoted: Mets Matinee Lineup V. Reds - May 17, 2012

After last night's brutal Mets loss where Jon Rauch allowed an apparent win by Johan Santana slip away, the Mets designated DJ Carrasco for assignment.

Santana pitched a good game, leaving with 2 outs in the seventh and a 3-2 lead. 

Bobby Parnell threw a five pitch strikeout to end the inning. Then all Hell broke loose; Rauch came in and allowed 3 runs in one third of an inning. Carrasco relieved Rauch and allowed a sacrifice fly to score the sixth and final Reds run.

Longislandmetfan and I were at the game, and before we got to our car, the Mets had announced that they had DFA'd DJ Carrasco.

Said Carrasco:

 "It was pretty self-explanatory. I would have done the same thing if I was the GM. I've struggled here. Last year was a pretty big struggle for me. I got off to a slow start now."

Carrasco can  become a free agent, and that is expected.

With Carrasco's release, the Mets have recalled 23 year old lefthander Robert Carson. Carson was with the Mets briefly earlier this year, but didn't make an appearance.

The Mets finish their two games series with the Reds this afternoon.

Today's Mets lineup:

1.  Torres - CF
2.  Nieuwenhuis - LF
3.  Wright - 3B
4.  Duda - RF
5.  Murphy - 2B
6.  Davis - 1B
7.  Cedeno - SS
8.  Nickeas - C
9.  Dickey - RSP

Sources: Adam Rubin, ESPN NY, CBS Sportsline, Baseball Reference

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