On a brighter note, rookie catcher Travis d'Arnaud will likely be the Mets' starting catcher for the rest of the season. Backup Anthony Recker was demoted to the minor leagues after John Buck returned from paternity leave. d'Arnaud is batting just .111 so far, with two hits in 18 at-bats. One of those hits, though, was his first career home run.
Down on the farm, the Mets' minor league teams are finishing up their seasons and some of the prospects may be fortunate enough to get called up in September once the MLB rosters expand.
Here are this week's evaluations of the Mets' top prospects.