• The Mets are hoping that having Jordany Valdespin at the top of the lineup will help spark some offense this weekend.
"We're trying to score some runs, and we know if Valdy gets on, he has the ability to score, because he's fast, he's aggressive, and I want to give him another shot," manager Terry Collins said. "[Mike Baxter's] scuffling a little bit, and left-handers are hitting [Friday starter Edwin Jackson] hard, so I wanted to get another left-handed bat in there."
• The Mets entered Friday's game hitting .187 from the cleanup spot, second to last in the Majors.
"When [David Wright] gets up with guys on, he has that ability to drive them in, be it a single or a double," Collins said. "[Daniel Murphy] got on yesterday, and David got up and ... all of a sudden, bang, we've got two runs, which we haven't had.
"You've got to get [Ike Davis] and [Lucas Duda] going, because pretty soon, other teams are going to notice that, too, and pitch around [Wright]. We've got to start swinging better."
• Catching prospect Travis d'Arnaud -- New York's No. 1 overall prospect, per MLB.com -- will be limited to activity that does not place weight on his broken left foot for two more weeks after meeting with team doctor Struan Coleman on Friday in New York. d'Arnaud will remain in a walking boot.
• Top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler has been placed on the disabled list with mild inflammation in the AC joint in his right shoulder, but since it is only a seven-day stint and will be backdated to his most recent start, he will miss just one outing and is expected to pitch again on May 22.