Thursday, April 26, 2012
4.26.12 Mets morning briefing
By Mike Mazzeo
David Wright surpassed Darryl Strawberry and moved into the No. 1 spot on the franchise’s all-time RBIs list with a sixth-inning two-run home run on Wednesday night. R.A. Dickey out-pitched Mark Buerhle, and the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-1, at Citi Field. Jose Reyes is just 1-for-8 in the series.
Read more in the Star-Ledger, Post, Daily News, Newsday and Record.
The Mets go for the sweep of Miami on Thursday afternoon when they send Jon Niese to the hill against righty Ricky Nolasco.
Thursday’s news reports:
• On Thursday morning, the Mets will find out the results on Mike Pelfrey’s MRI. Pelfrey is currently on the disabled list with right shoulder inflammation.
A source told ESPN NewYork.com’s Adam Rubin that team officials are aware that Pelfrey has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament, and team officials are bracing to lose him to season-ending surgery. It would be an awful blow to Pelfrey, who has pitched to a 2.29 ERA so far in 2012.
A source told the Post that Pelfrey could receive an injection. The right-hander began feeling some tightness in his elbow during his last start -- an eight-inning, one-run outing -- against San Francisco on Saturday.
Read more in the Star-Ledger.
• Manager Terry Collins said that Chris Schwinden is likely to be promoted from the minors and make Friday’s start in Colorado, but would not name him the official starter.
• The Mets signed former Rule 5 pick Brad Emaus and outfielder Fred Lewis and assigned them to Triple-A Buffalo.
TRIVIA: What pitcher gave up Jose Reyes’ first major-league home run?
Thursday’s answer: Magglio Ordonez had the first ever hit off R.A. Dickey -- a single -- on May 7, 2001.