Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 8/17/13
Travis d’Arnaud is projected to start at catcher tonight for the New York Mets — it was a long time coming and a freak injury in his foot may have slowed down his progress, but we all knew it was inevitable. D’Arnaud was likely going to make his debut in September anyway, but with John Buck leaving the team while his wife (finally) delivers their next child, he’s getting the call a couple weeks earlier. Joe D. noted in a post yesterday on MetsMerizedOnline that Sandy Alderson has indicated that d’Arnaud could stick with the big club even when John Buck returns — and honestly, if he finds success, why wouldn’t he? But that’s not all that has been going on recently. Rafael Montero and Noah Syndergaard have tossed 12.0 shutout innings between them with 18 strikeouts this week — and Zack Wheeler provided a dozen strikeouts in six innings of one-run ball two days ago. Jon Niese‘s recovery from injury seemed to have gone smoothly, as he tossed six quality innings of his own last night. An...
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