Searching for any kind of spark, the Mets juggled their batting order. Willie Randolph tried to make light of it first, but admitted he’s looking for some kind energy infusion. Batting Carlos Beltran is the way to go tonight. If it doesn’t work, maybe something else tomorrow.
-GM Omar Minaya has no timetable on Moises Alou, and said he’s actually starting over in the treatment of his strained left quad. Minaya wouldn’t even guess whether the All-Star break is a possibility. He did say that he “would be surprised,” if Alou did not play again this year.
-It will take awhile on reliever Ambiorix Burgos. The Mets are hoping rest and therapy on Burgos’ shoulder could avoid surgery.
-Minaya said nothing has changed with Endy Chavez, that he’s still four to six weeks away.
-Even with injuries to Alou and Chavez, Minaya said there’s not yet an urgency to make a deal for an outfielder.
-Lastings Milledge is two weeks away from running. From there, add another couple of weeks before he’s playing.