Listen, there isn’t much the Mets are wrong these days and they certainly don’t need any help right now.
But help is on the way.
Both Jeff McNeil and Jed Lowrie had rehab assignments today with McNeil beginning a stint with Triple-A Syracuse, while Lowrie was down in Clearwater playing for Port St. Lucie.
McNeil was hit by a pitch, stole second and scored a run before his game in Lehigh Valley was suspended in the second inning.
“We want to see him ranging and running down balls just to make sure he’s totally healthy,” manager Mickey Callaway said. “We’re not really worried about the at-bats. We feel like he’s going to hit. He hasn’t had that much time off.”
Lowrie was 1-4 with a double as the DH and now 2-8 in two games.
If all goes well, expect McNeil back on Saturday when he is eligible to come off the IL, while Lowrie will take a bit longer, probably after the rosters expand on Sep. 1.
There was some more good news as well with Robinson Cano taking some light batting practice as he tries to come back from a partially torn hamstring, while Marcus Stroman declared himself healthy from hamstring tightness that occured yesterday.