Ramon Castro returned to the active roster on Saturday while Raul Casanova was designated for assignment as the Mets swapped lumpy reserve catchers. Casanova took a few games too many to get going while Brian Schneider sat out with injuries or he might have made this a more difficult decision. The sample is obviously not fair to anyone but that’s life for a backup.
Castro was in “action” as the Mets, predictably, followed a more-or-less solid Game 1 win with a listless, sloppy loss to the Reds in Game 2. We’re seemingly up against it this afternoon when Reds phenom Johnny Cueto opposes Oliver Perez in the rubber game. Cueto has said he channels Pedro Martinez while on the mound: His stature and, sometimes, his numbers, suggest a resemblance.
Yup, that was me forgetting to button my top button on Mets Weekly. They stuck a mic in there.