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Outfielder Andres Torres was 1-for-3 with a walk and a run score on Saturday in what was his final rehab game for Buffalo. Torres will join the Mets in time for Monday’s game in Houston.
Torres has been on the disabled list since April 6 after straining his right calf muscle.
He hit .263 (5-19) with four runs scored, one double and one RBI with three stolen bases in five rehabilitation games.
In last night’s 18-9 loss to the Rockies, Chris Schwinden allowed six runs, five earned, on seven hits with one walk and no strikeouts.
Terry Collins is on record as saying he will shift Kirk Nieuwenhuis to left field and give Torres the starting center field assignment once he’s activated against the Houston Astros. Kirk has never played left in his professional career.
Torres is also expected to bat leadoff again upon his return.
Collins emphasized that Torres was acquired to bat leadoff and play center and that’s exactly what I expect to do with him.
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Well the Mets certainly had an interesting series in Denver this weekend. They got smoked in the first game losing 18-9, they were down twice in the second game but won 7-5, and today after blowing a 4-0 lead for Johan Santana, they won in extra innings 6-5 in spite of the bullpen’s worst efforts. As a typical series at Coors Field, the offense enjoyed the visit, and the pitching...
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I have a pretty legit excuse. ...
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Regarding Flores BA Writes:
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ID – 1-23 with 9 Ks in 26 PA (34.6 K%)
LD – 3-25 with 9 Ks in 28 PA (32.1 K%)
The Mets were able to stay afloat thanks to surprisingly...
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Johan Santana will start today for the Mets. Santana is coming off a great start against Marlins. Hopefully the Mets offense will actually score a run for their lefty ace.
The Rockies will send Methuselah, Jamie Moyer to the hill. The 49 year old Moyer is 1-2 with a respectable 2.28 ERA.
Also in the news it sounds like Andres Torres will be back this week, and will be given the CF and
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The Mets win a three game weekend series against the Rockies, taking the rubber game 6-5 in eleven innings. This was a really strange series where we pretty much saw the unexpected. The Mets scored 9 runs on Friday night, only to see the Rocks score 18! One guy hit for the cycle, another hit a grand slam pitch hit home run, certainly not your generic, run of mill series.
This season Jose Reyes is making $10 million. Ruben Tejada is making $491 thousand.
Or, $625,000 per Reyes hit this year. $17,500 something per Tejada hit.
— 213 Miles From Shea (@213MFS) April 29, 2012
Why pay $625K per hit when you can pay $17.5K per hit? Good job Mr. Alderson. Thanks for not giving a bad contract to Jose Reyes.