Mets and Giants washed out

New York Mets Notes and Quotes for Saturday, June 4: The Mets are washed out at Shea, and so are the B-Mets and St. Lucie; Danny Graves draws interest; Prentice Redman strokes two hits upon call to Norfolk...

Last Game: New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants (rained out). Friday's game was rained out shortly after the scheduled 7:10 p.m. start time, with a single-admission doubleheader on tap for Sunday afternoon.

Scheduled starting pitchers Tom Glavine and Noah Lowry were bumped back to Saturday, when they'll face off in a 1:20 p.m. nationally televised contest.

"Obviously, I would have liked to have pitched [Friday], but there's nothing you can do about the weather," Glavine said.

The Mets are two games above .500 at 28-26, one game behind the division-leading Atlanta Braves and Florida Marlins. No team in the NL East is more than two games out.

Notes, Quotes

GRAVES NEED: Newsday reports that the Mets are one of seven teams interested in signing former Cincinnati Reds closer Danny Graves, who cleared waivers Thursday and is a free agent.

Graves, 31, was 1-1 with a 7.36 ERA and 10 saves for Cincinnati before he issued an obscene gesture to a fan behind the Reds' dugout, prompting his immediate designation for assignment.

Graves is making $6.25 million from the Reds this season, but if the Mets were to sign him, they would only be responsible for a pro-rated minimum salary.

Minor League Report

TRIPLE-A NORFOLK: The Tides lost their fifth straight game Friday, dropping a 3-2 decision to the Rochester Red Wings. Jae Seo lost for the first time since being sent back to Triple-A, allowing eight hits and three runs in the effort, while Prentice Redman – called up Thursday from Double-A Binghamton – paced the offense with two hits, including an RBI double, for Norfolk (29-27), which leads Durham by three games in the International League South.

DOUBLE-A BINGHAMTON: The B-Mets were rained out Friday at Trenton, a game that will be made up as a day-night doubleheader on Aug. 27. Binghamton (26-24 trails Portland and New Hampshire by 2.5 games in the Eastern League Northern Division.

HIGH-A ST. LUCIE: The St. Lucie Mets were washed out for a second straight day Friday, postponing their game against Vero Beach. Last-place St. Lucie (20-32) trails the Dodgers by 10.5 games in the Florida State League East.

LOW-A HAGERSTOWN: The Suns swept a doubleheader at Lexington on Friday, with Ambiorix Concepcion's solo homer in the bottom of the 14th leading Hagerstown to a 3-2 win in the first contest (a makeup from May 24's suspended game). The Suns ripped 14 hits in the second game, a come-from-behind 8-5 win. Hagerstown (35-20) holds a two-game lead on Lexington in the South Atlantic League's Northern division.

On Deck

Tom Glavine (3-5, 5.05) takes the mound Saturday as the Mets open their three-game weekend series with the Barry Bonds-less San Francisco Giants. Second-year pitcher Noah Lowry (2-5, 5.37) makes the start for the Giants, who are coming off a sweep at the hands of the Phillies and will try to snap a seven-game losing streak.

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