The Mets need everybody to be healthy in order for them to be able to complete for an NL East title in 2016, so when Michael Conforto left Wednesday's game with lower-back tightness, Mets fans around the world were a tad bit concerned. Conforto believes a 3 and half hour bus ride plus compressed pregame prep time might have contributed to the issue. But, he assured that he would be fine in a couple of days.
More from around the National League East:
- The Braves released a new food menu for this season, and my goodness is it interesting. We can start with the everything dog, which literally includes everything that you may find at a baseball concession stand. Or the Burgerizza. What about the Top-N-Go, which is either Fritos or Doritios topped with chili and cheese. Then there's something called The Punisher, which you just have to see to believe. And there's more.
- The Nationals reassigned their top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito to minor league camp, but it is unclear where the 21-year-old will start this year's campaign.
- Another top prospect, Marlins pitcher Justin Nicolino, will start the year in Triple-A and Scott Gelman of Fish Stripes and here at MLB Daily Dish, believes that he should benefit from time down in the minors.
- The Phillies named Jeremy Hellickson as their Opening Day starter, with Aaron Nola getting the first home start. Even with that, they Philllies have considered starting the year with a six-man rotation, says Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com.