Cliff Floyd is back and in left field tonight. If he feels good tomorrow, he’ll play again. Endy Chavez is in right field with Shawn Green getting a rest. Floyd said he’s not thinking of next year and his concern the last month is to salvage something for the season. He said he’d like play next year with the Mets, but the odds don’t look good.
NOTES: The players received ballots from a national publication asking them to pick the best player by position and NL player of the year. It was funny to see Julio Franco standing over Jose Valentin and Endy Chavez “coaching” them who to pick. … Jose Reyes was rested, but the joke was during the game he’d pester Willie Randolph, who would put him in just to shut him up. … John Maine relaxed for tonight’s start by watching some of the Ohio State game. … Paul Lo Duca is supposed to get a rest tomorrow. … Encouraging news on Pedro Martinez, who is to meet the team when it returns to New York. … Expect the Mets to bring up Mike Pelfrey, Brian Bannister and Lastings Milledge on Tuesday.
RF Endy Chavez: .317, 3, 35
C Paul Lo Duca: .318, 4, 41
CF Carlos Beltran: .286, 39, 112
1B Carlos Delgado: .270, 34, 97
3B David Wright: .302, 24, 105
LF Cliff Floyd: .245, 10, 36
2B Jose Valentin: .288, 14, 52
SS Anderson Hernandez: .146, 0, 0
RHP John Maine: 4-3, 3.50