Aaron Laffey and Anthony Recker are expected to make their Mets debuts this aternoon in the rubber game of the Marlins series. Reports this morning say Laffey will wear No. 47, becoming the first Met to wear that number since Miguel Batista a year ago. Recker will wear No. 20, which last belonged to Jason Pridie in 2011 and hasn’t appeared behind the plate for the Mets since the glory days of Mike Fitzgerald. And, not for nothing, but 1984 was a glorious year for the Mets.
Who knows what to expect of Laffey? He’s a pitch-to-contact lefty with OK numbers in parts of six seasons with four teams, most recently the Blue Jays. Recker in the meantime is a career .152 hitter over cups of joe with the A’s and Cubs, which means he’s close already to improving upon Mike Nickeas.Johan Santana was trtansferred to the 60-day DL to make room on the 40-man while Juerys Familia was sent to AAA to make room for Laffey on the active roster.
I’ll be at the game for the first time this year. Let’s Go Mets!!