Today in The Journal News and at LoHud.com, there’s a story recapping last night’s Dodgers-Phillies game complete with the two sides throwing way inside and Manny erupting during the bench-clearing incident. Shane Victorino thinks it’s over, but stay tuned tonight. L.A. needs to win to make it even at 2-2, and Joe Torre is bringing back free agent-to-be Derek Lowe (future Met or Yankee?) on three days’ rest.
Our Mets-related story involves Donovan Mitchell, manager of the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats, giving back to the game, leading a kids clinic last weekend in Briarcliff and about to give another this weekend to try to prepare high school players for what the college coaches and pro scouts want.
In the Arizona Fall League, the Peoria Saguaros — the team with some Mets’ personnel — are up to 5-0. Shane Bowman, the Double-AA Binghamton third baseman trying to put some significant back issues behind him, is off to a great start — .545 (6 for 11) in three games, with two doubles, two homers, five RBI and five runs scored. And Eddie Kunz has now finished all three games in which he has appeared, tossing three scoreless innings, allowing two hits and two walks while fanning four.