With exactly one week left before the starting gun fires, the Met pitching staff is still under construction. Another subpar outing this afternoon by Jae Seo 38 could give additional hope to one or more of Grant Roberts 36; Aaron Heilman 48; Scott Erickson 89 and Tyler Yates 33. In the bullpen, Orber Moreno 49 and Dan Wheeler 39 are looking to secure jobs.The lineup looks complete unless (or until) the starting infielders cease getting hurt.
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Grant Roberts, whose absence due to injury probably hurt the Mets more than most of us realized, finally healed up enough to join the team for the first time this year last night in Houston. Roberts, still wearing No. 36, meant back to the minors again for Joe DePastino 10.
The Mets today called up promising minor league pitcher Pat Strange and issued him No. 38. Strange got the call as an emergency reliever in light of Steve Trachsel’s injury yesterday. Jae Wong Seo served the same purpose earlier this year, also wearing 38. Also: Grant Roberts 36 is back from the DL.
More movement in the Met bullpen was announced today when Grant Roberts 36 went back on the disabled list. Presumably rehabbed and ready, Mark Corey 27 was recalled from Norfolk.
With Grant Roberts 36 returning from the disabled list, the Mets sent struggling reliever Satoru Komiyama 17 to Norfolk. Kiomiyama is expected to start in AAA.
Grant Roberts 36, one of the few nice surprises of the 2002 season, went to the 15-day DL with a sore shoulder. Continuing to overlook the crying need for a right-handed pinch-hitter, the Mets instead recalled Mark Corey 27 to take his place.
MBTN is back from a two-week break, during which we missed some moves, but not much fun. Here’s a quick chronological rundown.
June 24: Optioned Dicky Gonzalez 39 to Norfolk; recalled Jerrod Riggan 38.
June 25: Optioned Riggan; recalled Grant Roberts 36.
June 26: Optioned Alex Escobar 25 to Norfolk; activated Jay Payton 44 from the DL.
June 30: Designated Darryl Hamilton 18 for assignment (See ya!); recalled Vance Wilson 3 from Norfolk.
July 3: Activated Edgardo Alfonzo 13 from the DL; placed Jorge Velandia 11 on the DL.
July 4: Activated Donne Wall 33 from the DL; optioned Roberts to Norfolk.
Grant Roberts today had a Major League debut to forget, coughing up 6 runs in just 1 1/3 innings before a well-deserved return to Norfolk. Roberts became the 18th No. 36 in team histrory, and the first since Greg McMichael last year. The good news: A no-decision to go along with a 40+ ERA.