Happy 4th of July to everyone out there. Today the Mets have a rare Wednesday matinee against the Phillies where they look to continue the fireworks that started last night with a blockbuster 11-1 win.
UPDATE: Nieuwenhuis will not be disabled. Justin Hampson was DFA'd
It is expected that last night's late scratch, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, will be put on the disabled list. Jordany Valdespin is at GHMP on his usual month Taxi Squad visit. Captain Kirk injured his finger taking swings before yesterday's game. He had the hamate bone removed from that same hand in '09, but the Mets rookie doesn't believe this discomfort is related. He thinks it might be a nerve issue. There was an MRI taken last night, but as of this posting, the results are not yet known. On the positive side, he did say he felt better this morning.
Mike Baxter will begin rehab in Florida. This is positive news considering they were expecting a least a six week DL stint. Baxter says he has full rotation in the separated collar bone that was injured making a no-hit saving catch for Santana on June first.
Today's Mets game is at 1:10 PM at GHMP:
1. Ruben Tejada - SS
2. Daniel Murphy - 2B
3. David Wright - 3B
4. Scott Hairston - LF
5. Lucas Duda - RF
6. Ike Davis - 1B
7. Andres Torres - CF
8. Mike Nickeas - C
9. Chris Young - RSP
We here at 24 Hours From Suicide...A Day In The Life Of A Met Fan wish everyone a Happy 4th of July. Be sure to listen to the Mets while flipping burgers and having a few cold ones.
Source: Adam Rubin