Arizona Diamondbacks defeat New York Mets, 3-2

Maybe putting Gary Sheffield on the disabled list wasn't such a great idea after all.

Scheduled to come off the DL on Sunday, Sheffield likely won't start but is almost guaranteed to be used as a pinch-hitter, Jerry Manuel said following Friday night's 3-2 loss to the Diamondbacks at Citi Field. It's a role the Mets desperately needed him to fill Friday night - and it's one Sheffield could have easily handled had the team not been overly cautious about his right hamstri...

Since they stood pat at Friday's trade deadline, the Mets are hoping that their summer boost comes when their injured stars heal and return to the lineup. In the meantime, the healthy Mets are trying to keep the team in what Jerry Manuel calls "shouting distance" of the playoff race.

But after a week of mostly terrific baseball, the Mets looked like they could've used help Friday night, hurt by a sloppy relief outing from Sean Green in a 3-2 loss to Arizona in front of ...