The second Mike Jacobs era may be over.
The Ike Davis era may be starting.
The Mets just announced that Mike Jacobs was designated for assignment. Minor league pitcher Tobi Stoner will be on the roster and in St. Louis tonight.
The move makes sense for today. The pitching staff is hurting after yesterday's 20 inning struggle
.Expect Stoner to make an appearance. Meanwhile, Frank Catalanatto will be starting at first base tonight and batting 4th. That should impress ESPN's national audience.
Will Ike Davis be impressing us New Yorkers tomorrow at 1st base? Davis is currently hitting .364 for the Buffalo Bisons over 10 games (33 at-bats), after going 2-5 today. It would be a nice move to get the kid up here and get fans excited, especially as we'll be at the game tomorrow.
Not sure of the logistics re: Mike Jacobs. I am guessing he can accept a re-assignment to the minors. Either way, Jacobs didn't live up to my expectations
back in February. Yes Ron Hunt, you were right again.
Here is the press release on Tobi Stoner
and the Jacobs news:
FLUSHING, N.Y., April 18, 2010 - The New York Mets today announced
that they have recalled righthanded pitcher Tobi Stoner from Buffalo
(AAA) of the International League and designated infielder Mike Jacobs
for assignment. Stoner will wear uniform #29 and will be available for
tonight's contest at St. Louis.
Stoner, 26, was 0-1 with a 4.32 ERA in two starts for the Bisons this
year. In 8.1 innings, he allowed nine hits, four runs, earned, with
three walks and five strikeouts. The 6-2, 215-pounder's last appearance
came on April 13 at Syracuse when he took the loss working 5.0 innings,
permitting four runs on seven hits with three walks and one strikeout.
The righty appeared in four games in 2009 with the Mets, pitching 9.0
innings, yielding nine hits, four runs, with three walks and five
strikeouts. He also was 7-7 with a 3.96 ERA in 16 starts for Buffalo
Stoner appeared in three Spring Training games for the Mets posting a
1-0 mark with one save and a 3.88 ERA.
Jacobs, 29, was hitting .208 (5-24) with one double, one home run and
two RBI in seven games with the Mets.