--RHP Chris Young made his return from the disabled list with a start Tuesday in Washington. Young allowed three runs -- all on solo home runs -- in 4 2/3 innings of work. He had allowed just two earned runs in 12 1/3 innings in his two starts before going on the DL with biceps tendinitis in the front of his right shoulder. Young made just four starts last season while recovering from shoulder surgery.
--C Josh Thole was just 1-for-16 during the Mets' just-completed homestand, but he delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning Tuesday to put the Mets in front to stay. The at-bat came after a pitching change and manager Terry Collins stuck with Thole rather than flipping to a right-handed hitter. Thole finished the game with a career-high three RBI.
--1B Ike Davis had a pair of hits Tuesday to extend his hitting streak to a career-best eight games. But the more unlikely part of the day for Davis came when he scored on a safety squeeze from third on a bunt by pitcher Chris Young. "I remembered how to do that from Arizona State," he joked.
--3B David Wright had two homers Sunday and also stole a base. It marked the fourth time in his career that he had two homers and a stolen base in the same game and Wright has done that more than any other player in franchise history. The only other player to do it more than once was Tommy Agee, who did it twice.
--C Ronny Paulino is eligible to come off the disabled list Tuesday, but the team allowed him to continue his rehab with Class AAA Buffalo. He will serve as designated hitter Wednesday, catch Thursday and then join the Mets in Philadelphia Friday.
BY THE NUMBERS
5 -- Hitting streak for Jason Bay. Bay wasn't feeling his best, battling a flu, and his hits didn't add up to much distance with an infield single and a flare the other way, but he still extended his hitting streak to five games, every game since he joined the Mets after starting the season on the disabled list.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"I don't think you can be ready to start and throw out of the bullpen. I don't know. I guess my job is to be ready out of the bullpen so that's what I'm going to do." -- RHP Dillon Gee, on his uncertain role with the team right now with five healthy starters ahead of him.
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