Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Hairston, Torres, Francisco, Baxter, Edgin, Acosta, Mejia, Wheeler
Scott Hairston remains a Met as the trade deadline approaches at 4 p.m. ET today. And Terry Collins expects the same roster tonight, for Game 2 of the series against the Giants.
Andres Torres was greeted warmly by Giants fans, then was forced to leave Monday's game in the eighth inning because he was unable to swing from the left side of the plate due to a right thumb injury suffered three innings earlier. Ex-Met Angel Pagan suffered a hand injury too, although Pagan's apparently was self-inflicted in frustration.
Frank Francisco's rehab assignment for a strained left oblique will resume with scheduled outings Tuesday and Wednesday with Double-A Binghamton. Johan Santana is expected to throw a bullpen session Thursday for the first time since landing on the disabled list.
Mike Baxter had a pinch-hit single in the 10th in his return from a separated shoulder. Baxter should be in the starting lineup tonight against Lincecum.
Josh Edgin picked up his first major league win and Manny Acosta ended up with the save despite issuing two walks and surrendering a run in the 10th.
Jenrry Mejia went three innings and tossed 57 pitches in return to a starting role with Triple-A Buffalo.
Zack Wheeler's Triple-A debut is expected to occur Sunday, after one final start for Binghamton tonight.