Bruney goes for MRI, Albie optioned

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We got a tip to this effect this morning, but didn’t want to run with it until we got some sort of verification. That came from WFAN. They’re reporting that Brian Bruney will be unavailable tonight after undergoing an MRI on his elbow. Apparently it came back clean, but we’ll have more information when it becomes available.

Also, as expected, Jon Albaladejo has been optioned to AAA Scranton to make room for Chien-Ming Wang.

Finally, make sure to check out Rebecca’s post on Al Aceves, which was buried by this news post.

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  • http://www.teamnerdrage.com leokitty

    Gaaaaaah. That’s all I can come up with. Dammit.

  • UWS

    Commence pant-crapping…………….now.

    • whozat

      Really? Missing Bruney is a “pant crapping” moment?

      Oh no…they’ll have to bring up Robertson and/or Melancon, consider converting Kontos to a reliever sooner rather than later, or bringing up fossum/towers to be the longman and using Aceves in more of a late innings role.

      • UWS

        At this moment, Bruney is the second-best reliever on this team. Robertson/Melancon/Kontos/whoever may all be serviceable options at some point, but Bruney is only guy I trust out there after Mo.

        • Drew

          Alf!?

        • whozat

          Ok.

          We’ve been on a 9-game winning streak in which he pitched one inning. So, I don’t feel like there’s a need to crap our pants over his lack of presence.

  • Dave

    Yea not a good situation brewing….Tomko, Coke, Rivera…Burnett better pitch well tonight

  • tim randle

    …that means, in essence, CMW just took Alber-la-dingo’s spot in tonight’s game…

    in the other game i give a crap about, Santana vs Dice-BB at Fenway.

    PLEASE let the Mets remember to put in a DH on the scorecard…PUHLEEESE!!!!

    • Drew

      I don’t think CMW will take his spot. He’ll strictly be a longman for the worst case scenario IMO.
      BTW, doesn’t make a difference if they forget the DH spot, their lineup is pathetic past the 5 spot tonight.

      • Tank the Frank

        Honestly, the Mets have no chance to win a game in this series. They giftwrapped a game to the Dodgers and played terribly overall. Now you take this lineup to Fenway against a Sox lineup with Youkilis and Bay mashing, and Lowell hitting 7th? No chance.

        • jsbrendog

          dude, johan. nuff said.

          dice k will walk too many guys and give up 1 too many runs and the mets will win.

          then they will proceed to get tarred and feathered the next 2 games

          • Zack

            Santana 6.89 ERA at Fenway, only 4 games (3 starts) but still

            • Tank the Frank

              Well if Santana can “contain” David Ortiz and make him 0-4 with 3 whiffs… that’ll put a smile on my face win or lose.

              TeH BIG PAPI is back!!! Aaawwtiiiiiz!!!

              • tim randle

                0-3 with three K’s and a HBP followed by a fist pump…

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      The Mets’ lineup after Wright includes four pitchers:

      Murphy – 1B
      Church – RF
      Beltran – CF
      Sheffield – DH
      Wright – 3B
      Jeremy Reed – LF
      Omir Santos – C
      Ramon Martinez – SS
      Luis Castillo – 2B

      • Drew

        What sucks is, usually that makes me happy. Today it makes me mad.

        • jsbrendog

          i feel sheffield is worse than castillo at this point. either way that is AWFUL

      • whozat

        Oh, jesus. That is horrendous. They won’t even make Matsuzaka throw a lot of pitches.

        Santana could throw 7-8 innings of one-run ball and lose.

        • Drew

          The bright spot, Sheff and Wright may hit a few off of or over the monster.

          • jsbrendog

            watching sheffield hit now is painful.

            • Drew

              You’ll see. He’ll get a hit tonight, hopefully it comes at the right time. 360+ Avg. in his last 26 AB’s.

            • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

              HOFer?

              • GG

                HOF asshole

    • Zack

      Only Managers of the AL are allowed to forget to put DH on the scorecard

      • Zack

        AL Manager of the Year*

  • GG

    Damnit. With Edwar and “Albie” both not around, Girardi is running out of his favorite guys to hand the ball off to when hes lookin for a blown save.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    You have to wonder what’s going on with Bruney if he felt pain again so soon after being activated.

    I’d like to hope it’s nothing serious but doesn’t portend well.

    Our bullpen tonight is more or less Wang, Tomko and Coke. Good think Wang and Tomko can pitch more than an inning.

    • Drew

      And Mo. Only 25 pitches in the last 4 days.

  • Dave

    Wonder about this tip that you got this morning

  • Tank the Frank

    So if Burnett gets knocked around early, we’re going to see Wang. If Wang still can’t hip-thrust that sinker down and gets smacked…. well then we deserve to lose the game.

    I hope Bruney is available soon. His importance cannot be overstated IMO.

  • The one who signs his name -Scott

    Got a pair of tickets for tonight if anyone wants em….promise to donate to RAB any amount. Scouts honor. I won’t be checking up on you.

    Will be around another 15-20 min. Sorry I didn’t post sooner.

    Sec 412….

    1st to eMail: Scott@3kidstix.com

    -Scott

    Sorry but no time to send this to a mod or I would have done so…

  • Drew

    With Bruney out, why didn’t we bring up a reliever!? We know how Wang is (when he’s right) on extended rest. He should have made his start tonight.

    • Tank the Frank

      It has to do with options, no? Unless you option him or put him on the DL, you can’t bring someone up in his place.

      I would have loved another reliever though. Bring up Melancon or Robertson instead of Wang. Use Tomko as a long reliever, and if you don’t need him there, you still have him for one inning.

      • Drew

        But it wouldn’t have been in place of Bruney, it would have been in place of Albie.

  • tim randle

    hey…can i change my 11 to a 7 on this news, or do i have to wait for next week?

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