With Scott Hairston, Jason Bay and Andres Torres departing, and Collin Cowgill, Marlon Byrd, Andrew Brown and Jamie Hoffman coming in, the Mets outfield remains as unsettled as it was three months ago.
Even without their best hitters, the New York Mets are nothing but trouble for Cole Hamels. Scott Hairston, subbing for ailing All-Star Carlos Beltran, hit a long homer and drove in a career-best five runs as New York hammered the Phillies’ ace yet again in an 11-2 victory Saturday.
Starter Tom Lincecum labored through six innings to win for the second time
in his past eight starts and Pablo Sandoval had two hits to extend
his hitting streak to 20 games as the San Francisco Giants beat the
New York Mets 3-1 Saturday night.