New York Mets: News and Notes From the End of May

Jonathan RagusCorrespondent IJune 1, 2009

NEW YORK - MAY 31:  Francisco Rodriguez #79 of the New York Mets celebrates his 3-2 save with Omir Santos #9 against the Florida Marlins during their game on May 31, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Is Jose Reyes finally feeling better?

Reyes was in the Mets' clubhouse yesterday and departed after their 3-2 win over the Florida Marlins to return to Port St. Lucie Florida to prepare for a June 5 return against the Washington Nationals.

The Mets need Reyes right now, and in a bad way, they also need bench player Alex Cora is also returning this week after his stint on the DL with a thumb injury. Wilson Valdez, who was recently acquired from the Cleveland Indians, will most likely be sent to Triple-A Buffalo once both players return.


The injury bug bit again yesterday—this time to outfielder Angel Pagan. Pagan was running down a Hanley Ramirez blast in the fourth inning and felt a twinge in his groin.

Mets manager Jerry Manuel says he is not expecting good news from Pagan’s MRI results.

“I don’t think that’s a day-to-day deal,” Manuel said.

Pagan was starting in center field as Carlos Beltran was still battling a stomach virus.


Gary Sheffield extended his hitting streak to eight games and relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano pitched another perfect inning, giving him 13 straight appearances without an earned run.


Game Recaps (Week of 5/25):

May 25th: vs Washington Nationals: 5-2 Win
May 26th: vs Washington Nationals: 6-1 Win
May 27th: vs Washington Nationals: 7-4 Win
May 29th: vs Florida Marlins: 2-1 Win
May 30th: vs Florida Marlins: 7-3 Loss
May 31st: vs Florida Marlins: 3-2 Win