The Mets salvaged a split with the Braves last night, shaking off a difficult loss with Johan Santana on the mound by winning behind Jonathon Niese. The rookie won his first-ever game with eight shutout innings.Â Alex Myers has the story.
In the notebook, there’s news of Brian Schneider’s return, and Ramon Castro’s reappearance â€” at least at the plate.
In a nod to one of the vets on the beat, Adam Rubin of the Daily News reports that Brandon Knight will start Wednesday in Washington. Knight last started for Team USA in the Beijing Olympics.