Video: Frenchy twists

August, 7, 2010
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video Jeff Francoeur discusses what he described as a rough day Saturday. The right fielder awoke to news that friend Alex Cora was being released. He also learned Fernando Martinez was being promoted.

During a subsequent meeting with Jerry Manuel, Francoeur was informed he would now only be starting against left-handed pitchers. Francoeur had a similar meeeting with Manuel upon Carlos Beltran's return from the disabled list as the Mets prepared to disperse for the All-Star break, but this one stung more, Francoeuer indicated, because he felt like he has been hitting well. (The last time, Jason Bay then suffered a concussion shortly afterward and playing time reopened.)

On Saturday, Francoeur had a text message offering congratulations for the homer waiting for him from Cora when he returned to his locker after the 1-0 victory.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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WINS ERA SO IP
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OTHER LEADERS
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RBIL. Duda 92
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