This could be the Mets' year. They might post a winning record for the first time since 2008, and they might qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
"They've got some good pitching," Nieuwenhuis said Thursday. "I think they'll be fine."
If the playoffs opened Thursday, the Mets would be in the wild-card game. They entered play trailing the
"The second wild card opens up a lot of doors," he said.
"Pinch-hitting is tough," Nieuwenhuis said. "That's something you need in the
The Mets designated him for assignment last week, letting him work out at
He has not played a game since May 18 and has not started since May 13, so the Angels wanted him to get at least one day of practice against live pitching before putting him in the lineup. He figures to start regularly against right-handers, against whom he had an .855 OPS last season.
The Angels also put outfielder