The Mets just lost one important right-handed bat when Fernando Tatis separated his shoulder last night, a season-ending injury.
And before tonight’s game, it came out that Damion Easley has a small tear in the right quad that he injured running out a double-ball play against the Braves last Saturday. He’s still hoping to be back before the end of the regular season, but it’s questionable right now. Easley is hitting .290 against lefties. Luis Castillo is hobbled by hip and knee problems, according to Jerry Manuel, who isn’t starting him for the second straight game and thinks the periodic breaks are be beneficial to him. Castillo is 2 for 20 in September. So rookie Argenis Reyes is starting again.