Sean Gilmartin will be riding the Heath Bell Express west towards Las Vegas to make room for another bat for the Mets.
Ahead of Wednesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves, the Mets will finally have a normal bench available to them thanks to an organizational move. The team has recalled infielder Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas, and has once again sent Sean Gilmartin down to in his place.
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Gilmartin has only appeared in one game for the Amazin’s this year, and he got two outs and allowed one hit in that solo appearance.
As far as Reynolds goes, this will be his first appearance in the big leagues this year after having a solid start offensively in Las Vegas. While he hasn’t shown much power, Reynolds has been able to at least get on base at a promising rate.
Reynolds has appeared in 13 games for the 51s and has hit .300/.364/.360 in 55 at bats so far this season in the minors. Hopefully he’ll be able to keep that high contact/high on-base rate going in Queens as the team could use all the offensive help they can get.
Wednesday night’s game will be the first since they were swept on Sunday night by division rivals Washington. Monday was a much needed day off, and Tuesday night’s game was rained out with a makeup date likely happening in September when the Atlanta Braves come back to New York.