Saturday, June 23, 2012

Mets News and Notes: Tejada, Ramirez, Murphy, Francisco

Mets News and Notes:

Ruben Tejada went 2-for-4 with a walk, scored three times and played a third full game at shortstop for Triple-A Buffalo as his rehab assignment following a quadriceps injury continued.

Meanwhile, reliever Ramon Ramirez, after two appearances with Class A St. Lucie, also joined the Bisons. He was lit up for three runs on four hits and a walk while recording only two outs.

Daniel Murphy sat for the third time in four games, but Terry Collins pledged to start him Saturday against right-hander Ivan Nova.

Mets Closer Frank Francisco said pregame that he did not think the chicken comment would become such a big deal. He said he has respect for the Yankees, but still noted that he meant they are chronic complainers.

His teammates got a ton of mileage out of the stir Francisco created. They greeted Francisco's arrival in the clubhouse with "The Chicken Dance," and blasted in the clubhouse any song they could find with lyrics that included "chicken." Tim Byrdak, it turned out, even went to Chinatown and bought a live chicken, which he brought into the clubhouse. Check it Out Here
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