Greetings. One of the things I’d like to try on a regular, if not daily basis, is a Mets’ oriented notebook. There’s so much going on that I don’t want to get by the boards.
* Frank Francisco has a tight left oblique, and Mets fans know what a puzzling and aggravating injury that can be. A player thinks he’s better, then makes a move and is on the DL. Francisco will likely be held out of tonight’s game. Francisco was injured Friday night and it kind of makes me wonder if he hurt himself trying to muscle up on his pitches. Francisco did get into some trouble in the end and I’m betting he did it by trying to overthrow.
* Tonight’s lineup hasn’t been posted, but I hope Daniel Murphy is in it. He’s struggled, especially against lefties, but I have a feeling about him.
* Ike Davis suffered from food poisoning the other day. Maybe that damn chicken gave him something. He should be available tonight against lefty CC Sabathia.
ON DECK: Bullpen issues.