Mets' Collins tossed after odd play with bat boy

"Not me, obviously", Sogard said Thursday after the surprise NL Central leaders beat the New York Mets 2-1.

There's still no word on how his wife, Mrs. Met, is taking the news. And five years later, the man who once portrayed the New England Patriots mascot, Pat Patriot, was cited for participating in a prostitution ring.

Mets: RHP Matt Harvey (4-3, 4.95) faces the Pirates after beating them last Sunday night at PNC Park.

Burnie was involved in another incident that was settled out of court past year. As of now, there are no indications that Collins is willing to make that decision anytime soon. Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores raced to the guard rail to snag it for the second out, but he was interrupted while he was on his way. Last season, Flores hit.340 with 11 HRs in just 100 ABs against lefties, but hit just.232 in 207 ABs against righties. He raised his average to.286 with 28 RBIs.

Thousands of kids were at Citi Field early for Zoo Day, and they all eagerly greeted Mr. Met when he wandered past them. However, the biggest knock on Flores has always been his inability to produce consistently against right-handed pitchers, and while his numbers against lefties are certainly impressive, he needs to be given regular playing time so as to truly determine whether his struggles against righties are a thing of the past. Settling in for the start of a 162-game baseball season is, in its purest moments, like slapping on a virtual reality headset that lets us live through the ups and downs of remote players with alien talents and temperaments as a kind of group therapy.

CARDINALS 2, DODGERS 0: Adam Wainwright hit a two-run homer off Brandon McCarthy and pitched six innings of four-hit ball, leading St. Louis over Los Angeles for a four-game split.

Flores and the bat boy weren't injured on the play.

Jose Reyes was brought back to the Mets previous year in the hopes that he would provide a veteran presence and speed to a team that stole bases at a historically low rate. Still, Reyes has seen the most playing time of the Mets' three options at third and has been much better of late.

The kooky play came in the fourth inning with the Milwaukee Brewers ahead 2-0 after they loaded the bases with one out.

Mets SS Asdrubal Cabrera made a diving stop of Hernan Perez's third-inning grounder and a glove flip to 2B Neil Walker, who caught the ball with his bare hand to force Travis Shaw.

  • Stacy Allen