The return of Darryl Hamilton from the disabled list tonight means a bittersweet reassignment for Matt Franco, expertly described by The Village Voice earlier this year as “even beginning to look like Rusty Staub.” No. 15 hits the road as the Mets’ third all-time leader in pinch hits behind Rusty and Ed Kranepool. We’ll miss him. In case you forgot, Hamilton is still wearing No. 18.
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