Dillon Gee threw again on flat ground at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon. The Mets plan to have Gee get on a mound for the first time since the injury on Friday.
Gee is trying to work his way back from a strained lat muscle and he's trying to do it while only missing three turns in the rotation. If all goes well with throwing off a mound Friday, he could head out to a rehab assignment Sunday which would help him stay on-schedule. No official word on how many rehab starts he will need as that will likely be determined on a day-to-day basis.ANALYST: Howard Bender
Chris Carter went 2-for-4 with two RBI in the Astros 6-3 loss to the White Sox on Friday.
Carter has a six game hitting streak going which has helped raise his batting average from .157 to .185. Carter owners have to understand the type of player he is and know that while he has outstanding power there will be plenty of strikeouts and a low batting average. Those hoping for a repeat performance of 2014 should be reminded that he had 13 home runs and a .184 batting average heading into July before mashing 24 home runs over the final three months of the season. Analysis: Jonathan Impemba