36Hate to have to point out the obvious but May’s been a terrible month for the Mets so far, with nearly the entire lineup slumping, injuries to a starting pitcher and catcher, and a schedule that’s only starting to get difficult.

Travis d’Arnaud wasn’t doing much at the plate or behind it before a shoulder injury nicked him but he’s not getting out of his slump on the DL. I’ve always been a little wary of Steven Matz’s health and so his elbow soreness worries me too.

Reinforcement arrived late this week when lefty Sean Gilmartin was recalled and Wilmer Flores hit the DL. Gilmo is back in the familiar No. 36 and strirrups. Down Flores and d’Arnaud, we’re especially vulnerable to lefties.

Can we get Curtis Granderson (.146/.196/.333 in May); Neil Walker (.121/.216/.152); Lucas Duda (.189/.318/.459) and Michael Conforto (.143/.200/.262) going again? Now? Thanks!

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  1. Chris says:

    Matt Reynolds has been wearing #15 for the last couple weeks, and Rotoworld reports that Ty Kelly may be added to the roster if Duda goes on the DL.

    • Jon Springer says:

      Thanks, I noted on the twitter that when Reynolds batted 9th in his MLB debut it was the first #15 to do so since Ron Darling’s final start in 1991.

  2. Chris says:

    Rotoworld now says that Dario Alvarez has been DFA’d to clear a spot on the 40-man for Kelly.

  3. Gene F. says:

    What are we thinking for Kelly? 9? 18? 19? I like 19.

    Unless I’m missing something, once you start digging into the site there’s no place to click to get back to the home page. Maybe your tribute to Karl Erhardt could be a hyperlink back home. Please correct me if I’m whiffing on the link. Thanks!

    • Chris says:

      The link back to the home page is just over the “METS BY THE NUMBERS // EST. 1999” line on the upper left side.

    • Jon Springer says:

      Yeah, try as I might I was unable to attach a link back in that Ehrhardt art. Weird theme won’t let me stay logged in while addressing it.

      Anyone wanna build me a new wordpress page, let me know!

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