New York Mets defeat San Francisco Giants, 3-2

Luis Castillo doesn't hit them often, but his first home run this season was anything but a cheapie.

Castillo continued his resurgent second half with a two-run blast into the second deck in left-center field in the fifth inning of Sunday's 3-2 victory over San Francisco at Citi Field.

"I had no home runs and I wanted to get one. It was a lucky hit for me," Castillo said after ending a 475 at-bat drought since May 31, 2008 against Los Angeles. "I feel good because we...

There are only so many punches to the stomach - or fastballs to the batting helmet - any team should have to take.

With David Wright becoming the latest high-profile player to land on the disabled list amid a team-wide epidemic this season, the Mets surely needed the euphoric release provided when Daniel Murphy's RBI single in the ninth inning lifted them to a 3-2 victory over the Giants Sunday at Citi Field.

"You just have to keep going. But it's nice to come in her...

You can't say the Mets got this one wrong, anyway.

But let's face it, if they hadn't figured out that David Wright should at least go on the 15-day disabled list, as he sat at home Sunday with "post-concussion symptoms," all hope for this franchise would have been lost.

At least it appears they learned a lesson from the Ryan Church fiasco of last year, basing their decision-making on the advice of doctors rather than on the player's desire to return. In fact, between...