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Saturday, April 12th, 2008

Reyes is Day-to-Day

Mets Rumors & News

When Jose Reyes left last night’s game against the Brewers the worst was feared.  In the fourth inning the all-star shortstop came up a little limp after trying to beat out a double play and was immediately removed.  He was initially diagnosed with a mild strain and was scheduled for an MRI.

He had an MRI today, and the results confirmed the initial diagnosis.  Reyes wil spotted with a soft brace on his leg, and will ride the pine while his hamstring heals.  He missed today’s loss to the Brewers and at the very least will miss tomorrow’s rubber game.  Damon Easley , who got the start today, will fill in for Reyes until he can return. 

According to Willie Randolph, Reyes is day-to-day, an will hopefully be available for Tuesday’s game against the Nationals. 

“I think it’s just a mild strain, so that’s good,” Randolph said. “Hopefully we’ll just let it calm down a little bit, too, and get him going. It would have been a little different if he pulled up …

Wang Dazzles BoSox

Yankees Rumors & News

Chien-Ming Wang has answered all the critics so far this season that say he is not a certified ace. Was his two-hit shutout against the Red Sox enough to silence the critics? Possibly.

Wang has taken a new approach to pitching this season and has added some pitches to his arsenal. A four-seamer to lefties and a slider. Both have proven to be effective this season. After Friday night’s gem, Wang is 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA on the 2008 season. He struck out three while not allowing a walk on 93 pitches in his complete game effort. His only mistake was a homerun to J.D. Drew in the fifth. A homerun that Bobby Abreu could have very well have caught had he jumped half an inch higher.

“Your team looks awfully good when your guy can go out and pitch nine innings,” Alex Rodriguez said. “I’m glad I’m playing behind him and not facing him.”

In the first of 18 meetings this season, the Yankees strike first. They won last year’s season series …

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