J.B. Shuck went 1-for-1 with a pinch-hit, two-run triple in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.
Shuck's big two-run three-bagger came with the White Sox trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning. They wouldn't look back from their new-found lead. Nice hit off the bench for the backup outfielder, particularly given the fact that he's only seen 110 at-bats this season. In his limited role, he's hitting .282/.352/.373 with no home runs and 11 RBI.
Trevor Plouffe went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts and a walk in Thursday afternoon's loss to the White Sox.
Plouffe fanned in some big spots, notably with two runners on and one out in the seventh inning, as the Twins tried to claw their way back from a 6-4 deficit. They wouldn't score in that frame, ultimately losing by that score. The 29-year-old third baseman is slashing .242/.300/.434 with 18 homers and 73 RBI, though he entered the game hitting just .212/.258/.411 in 29 games since the All-Star Break.
The Mets are expected to recall left-hander Dario Alvarez from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday.
Alvarez had a brief stint with the Mets late last month, but didn't make an appearance. The 26-year-old owns a 3.67 ERA and 61/21 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings this season between Double- and Triple-A. He'll provide some bullpen depth over the final month.
Jose Abreu went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles, a run scored and a walk in Thursday afternoon's win over the Twins.
Abreu's driven in 80 runs this season, but he left the RBI duties to his teammates in Thursday's tilt with the Twins. The two doubles gave him 30 for the season. He's now five off of the number he smacked last year. With a .292/.347/.506 triple-slash and 24 home runs, he's broken through the notion of a sophomore slump with flying colors.
Daniel Murphy is dealing with a mild strain of his left quad.
Murphy left Wednesday's game with what was described as "mild discomfort" in his quad. He missed some time earlier this year with the same injury and has apparently been playing through it again in recent days. The Mets are calling him day-to-day for now.