Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Mets News and Notes: Davis, Mejia, Bay, Familia and Mejia's Roles in 2013, Francisco, Turner, Wright
Ike Davis belted two long balls to reach the 30-homer plateau and produced a career-high five RBIs as the Mets beat the Pirates, 6-2, Monday night.
Jenrry Mejia, despite a high pitch count, contributed five scoreless innings to notch his first major league win. After opening the second half 4-24 at Citi Field, the Mets have now won four straight at their home ballpark, albeit against Miami and the plummeting Pirates.
Post beat writer Mike Puma reports the Mets have resolved to have Jason Bay on next year's Opening Day roster should they be unable to trade him.
Jeurys Familia and Mejia both may be in the major league bullpen next season, but Paul DePodesta tells Andy McCullough in the Star-Ledger the starter-versus-relief debate continues in the organization.
Despite nothing at stake during the final nine games of the season, the Mets have so far not shut down unavailable Frank Francisco -- reasoning that he only has tendinitis in his right elbow and is not at risk for further injury once it calms.
Justin Turner, whose at-bat total is way down this season, intends to play winter ball with Escogido in the Dominican Republic.
David Wright is two hits shy of matching Ed Kranepool for the franchise's career hits record at 1,418.