News and notes prior to tonight’s game against Colorado:
* Back-up catcher Ronnie Paulino has completed the last eight games of his 50-game suspension for using PEDs and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list as he recovers from anemia. Frankly, I think the Mets caught a break on this one. I don’t understand getting credit for games on the suspension he wouldn’t have been able to play in regardless.
* Jose Reyes is off to a good start and is riding a streak of starting the last seven games with either a hit or walk. Reyes has five multi-hit games in the Mets’ first nine games.
* The Mets are hoping outfielder Jason Bay will be activated from the disabled list by the end of the week when the team is in Atlanta.
* The Mets are carrying 13 pitchers and will probably do so until Bay is ready to be activated.