Tonight’s lineups â€”
A. Reyes 2B
Injury updates â€”
Ryan Church is moving to Binghamton. New Orleans is on the road. He will join Luis Castillo there. This is Castillo’s last game of rehab. After tonight the Mets must either activate him or have him play simulated games in Florida. Omar Minaya said it depended on how Castillo feels, although the GM did not Castillo had two hits yesterday after struggling mightily.
The Church-Castillo contingent will be joined tomorrow in Binghamton by Al Reyes, who was released by Tampa on Aug. 9. Reyes will likely join the Mets on September 1st, according to Minaya. Of course, he will be an option in the ‘pen eventually as the Mets hope quantity will solve their problems. The quality just hasn’t been there. For what it’s worth, Reyes had 26 saves in 30 chances last year for the Rays.
I will have more in a bit on Mike Pelfrey and a possible innings limit to watch out for. Also I will have Jerry manuel’s thoughts on the outfield rotation if/when Church comes back. The club sounds optimistic.