Always bet the over when it comes to injuries. When the Mets, or any team, says something is day-to-day, make it plural.
Manager Willie Randolph said neither Carlos Beltran nor Cliff Floyd are expected to go on the disabled list, but the clock could start ticking soon on the center fielder.
Beltran is sitting for the third straight game tonight and nobody said anything about him being available as a pinch-hitter.
“If you hit a ball in the hole, you go all out,” Beltran said. “You want that hit.”
Beltran said he’s about 60 percent and has no idea when he’ll play. However, if there’s no progress by Saturday, which would make it a week, then it might be time to think about shelving him.
Floyd, meanwhile, hopes to play tomorrow, as does second baseman Anderson Hernandez, who was scratched with back spasms after batting practice.
Endy Chavez replaced Beltran, Jose Valentin played for Floyd, and Chris Woodward started in place of Hernandez.