In the progression for Jordan Zimmermann from Nationals' heralded prospect, to Tommy John surgery survivor and back to bona-fide major league right-hander, his performance Friday afternoon on cool, cloudy day in New York City may well go down as one of the seminal moments.
Capsules of National League teams, listed in order of finish last year:
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes prefers to wait until after this season to talk about a new contract.
With the New York Mets under pressure because of a lawsuit and searching for investors, Jeff Wilpon insisted on the eve of spring training that his family won't give up control of the team.
The New York Mets fired manager Jerry Manuel and general manager Omar Minaya on Monday, an expected shake-up of the big-spending ballclub after its second straight losing season.
Oliver Perez hit Adam Kennedy with a pitch before walking three batters in a row in the 14th inning, and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday to avoid a three-game sweep.
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes left Thursday night's game against the Florida Marlins after aggravating a right oblique strain that caused him to miss the All-Star game last month.
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes has left a game against the Florida Marlins with an apparent injury, although it was not immediately clear what happened.
Mets closer Francisco Rodriguez was to appear in court Thursday, a day after he was charged with assaulting his father-in-law at a Citi Field family lounge following a game.