Swing and a Misch

Just like me to predict the Mets are poised to make a run as they approach new lows. Following a rain-soaked, dreary series with the Rays at home, the Mets on Monday placed Carlos Beltran on the 15-day DL with knee trouble and moved to patch a beleaguered with a series of moves.

Fernando Martinez was recalled to take Beltran’s spot and was reacquainted with the No. 26 jersey he wore when he was sent down to Buffalo last week. In the meantime pitcher Ken Takahashi was outrighted to Buffalo and and infielder Wilson Valdez was designated for assignment as Elmer Dessens and Pat Misch werecalled to the big club for the first time.

48Dessens, a veteran starter, had been closing games for Buffalo with some success. Misch is a lefty who struggled in a few tryouts with the Giants when the Mets swiped him on a waiver claim earlier this month (he’s struggled in Buffalo too).

We spied Misch tonight in No. 48 but are still looking for Dessens to appear (he’s worn 45 and 71 before and rocked 64 in spring training with the Mets.) Let us know when you know…

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One comment

  1. Jon Springer says:

    Submitted by Ranjrz5 on Tue, 06/23/2009 – 11:24am.
    The article announcing their call-up says that Dessens will keep #64.

    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20090622&content_id=5470820&vkey=pr_nym&fext=.jsp&c_id=nym

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    Correct! That makes Dessens

    Submitted by Shorty (not verified) on Tue, 06/23/2009 – 8:56pm.
    Correct! That makes Dessens the first Mets player to wear #64.

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