Hunter Pence, who injured his left knee Tuesday against the Nationals, is day to day after undergoing an MRI on Wednesday that showed a mild strain of the patellar tendon. He's expected to return at some point this weekend against the Mets. "I feel good," Pence said Wednesday. "I never really thought I needed a MRI. Hopefully I'm able to pinch-hit. I'm able to swing. A day [off] here, we'll see [Thursday]. I've had it before. I can play on it. ... I could play today, but we're trying to make the best decision. And we feel like this is best." Mets: Rookies racking up RBIs
Lucas Duda already has driven in 50 runs this season and Justin Turner drew a bases-loaded walk in the Mets' 8-6 win over the Cardinals on Thursday, giving him 50 for the season as well. The last time the Mets had two rookies drive in 50 or more runs in the same season was in 2003, when Ty Wigginton (71) and Jason Phillips (58) accomplished the feat.
The Mets finished the season 43-38 on the road, compiling the most road wins since 47 in 2007.Worth noting
I.n their last 16 games, the Mets are hitting .169 with runners in scoring position. Jose Reyes and David Wright are each hitting .324 (12-for-37) in their careers against Hamels. Phillies outfielder Raul Ibanez is 7-for-22 against Dickey in his career with three home runs. The Phillies hadn't lost six straight since June 16-21, 2009.