Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Morning Briefing: Corbin goes for 10-0
By Kieran Darcy
FIRST PITCH: Coming off a dramatic come-from-behind 5-4 win in 13 innings on Monday, the Mets will try to hand Arizona's Patrick Corbin his first loss of the season Tuesday night.
Corbin is 9-0 with a 2.22 ERA, but he hasn't gotten a win since June 2, despite a 2.55 ERA in his last five outings.
The Mets' Jeremy Hefner pitched even better than Corbin in June, with a 1.80 ERA in five starts. But he also has been the victim of a lack of run support. Hefner is just 2-6 on the season, with a 3.72 ERA.
Tuesday's news reports
• Andrew Brown delivered the game-winning hit Monday night, but did not get the customary pie-in-the-face after the game.
Read game recaps in the Daily News, Post, Times, Newsday, Star-Ledger, and Record.
• Who needs Ike Davis? Josh Satin continues to produce at the plate -- he had three more hits Monday, and is batting .444 (12-for-27) in his past seven games. (Davis, meanwhile, was 0-for-5 with three strikeouts with Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.)
Read more in the Post.
• Shortstop Omar Quintanilla also had three hits Monday. Ruben Tejada is headed to Triple-A to continue his rehab, but Terry Collins said Tejada will have to prove he belongs in the big leagues and to play ahead of Quintanilla.
Read more in the Daily News and Star-Ledger.
• John Buck, on the other hand, went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts Monday, and made a base-running gaffe in the bottom of the ninth inning. Buck's batting average is down to .205, but it doesn't sound like his playing time will decline.
• David Wright went 2-for-5 with two walks Monday, and is batting .306 on the season. New York Post columnist Steve Serby writes that Wright "is the anti-Alex Rodriguez." Click here to read more.
• From the bloggers ... MetsMinors.net points out that Cesar Puello had a historic month in June, and is in elite company in the Eastern League. ... Could Sandy Alderson lure Tony La Russa and Dave Duncan to Queens? Read more at the Eddie Kranepool Society.
BIRTHDAYS: Former Met outfielder Angel Pagan turns 32 years old on Tuesday. Pagan was hitting .262 for the Giants this season, with three homers and 24 RBIs, but has been out since late May with a torn hamstring tendon. He had surgery last week, and is expected to be out about 12 more weeks.
TWEET OF THE DAY:
YOU'RE UP: Would you stick with Satin, or do you want Ike back in the bigs?