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Jonathan Lucroy (toe) is on pace to be activated from the disabled list on June 1.

Lucroy had an X-ray on Monday to see how his fractured left big toe had healed and said that he received good news. He'll go out on a brief rehab assignment later this week, with the exact time and place to be determined. Lucroy has been on the shelf since mid-April.
May 25 - 6:10 PM

Travis d'Arnaud (finger) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as June 1.

That's a best-case scenario, while Mets general manager Sandy Alderson thinks the June 4-7 series versus the Diamondbacks might be a more realistic target. D'Arnaud will play five innings in an extended spring training game on Tuesday before then beginning a rehab assignment at High-A St. Lucie. He's been sidelined since April 20 with a fracture of his right little finger.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
May 25 - 6:05 PM

Hunter Pence was 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in Monday's 8-4 comeback win over the Brewers.

Pence also drew a walk and stole a base. He put the exclamation point on a seven-run sixth inning with his two-run double. He's batting .342 (13-for-38) with nine RBI in 10 games since coming off the DL earlier this month.
May 25 - 5:51 PM

Tim Lincecum gave up four runs in five innings in Monday's win over the Brewers.

All the damage came via the home run ball, as Lincecum gave up three of them. He had allowed just one home run in 47 2/3 innings coming into Monday's outing. Lincecum fanned four and walked three in the victory and now sits at 5-2 with a 2.56 through nine starts this season. His velocity continues to decline, as well as his strikeout and walk rates, so we expect his ERA to continue to rise.
May 25 - 5:51 PM

Kyle Lohse was tagged for five runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Lohse held the Giants to just one run over the first five innings, but he was pulled with one out in the sixth after allowing four straight batters to reach. All four of them came around to score in a what turned out to be a seven-run inning for San Francisco. The veteran right-hander was showing signs of progress coming into Monday's start, but he owns a 5.80 ERA through 10 starts on the year. He'll get the Diamondbacks next week.
May 25 - 5:50 PM

Nori Aoki had a huge day against the Brewers on Monday, going 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, a walk, two runs scored, and a stolen base.

Aoki filled up the box score against his former team, hitting a solo homer in the third inning -- his second home run of the season -- and an RBI single in the sixth along the way. He's done a nice job as San Francisco's leadoff man, batting .312 with a .391 on-base percentage over 44 games.
May 25 - 5:50 PM

Khris Davis went 3-for-3 with a pair of solo homers and three runs scored in a loss to the Giants on Monday.

Davis also drew a walk, so he reached base in all four of his plate appearances. His first home run of the day nearly got taken away, as it was ruled that he didn't touch home plate after the Giants appealed. However, the call was reversed after a replay review. This was his second career multi-homer game. Davis has been very inconsistent so far this season, resulting in a .245/.333/.424 over 42 games.
May 25 - 5:49 PM

Ryan Braun stayed hot Monday by launching a two-run homer and drawing a walk against the Giants.

His home run traveled at an estimated distance of 474 feet, making it the fourth-longest in the history of Miller Park. Braun struggled in the early going, but he's hitting .303 with 11 home runs and 32 RBI over his last 26 games. Fantasy owners who were patient or bought low are reaping the rewards.
May 25 - 5:47 PM
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