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Jeff Bennett Seeks Return To Baseball, Cole Hamels Drilled By Mets, Marlins Win In Extras: Braves Cup Of Coffee

Recapping the events of April 5:

Former Braves reliever Jeff Bennett is rehabbing from shoulder surgery in an attempt to return to baseball (link).

Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey could be on the shopping list at the trade deadline this July (link).

Marlins outfielder Mike Stanton is eyeing a return by this weekend, possibly Friday (link). Stanton is recovering from a mild hamstring strain suffered last Friday.

The Nationals receive praise from Tom Verducci regarding Jayson Werth's placement in the lineup, hitting second (link). The move confused many, but knowing the value of the second spot in the order, it should be given praise.

The Pirates signed former Braves prospect Dan Meyer to a minor league deal (link).

Mets 7, Phillies 1
(NYM) David Wright: 4-5, 2B, 2 RBI
(NYM) Chris Young: 5.1 IP, 5 H, ER, 4 BB, 7 K; 3-3, RBI
(PHI) Cole Hamels: 2.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 2 BB, 3 K

- The Mets certainly got to Cole Hamels in his season debut, not letting him finish the third inning while scoring six runs. It could be considered the second-worst start of Hamels' career, and worst since his rookie season.
- David Wright was a big part of the onslaught against Hamels, picking up four hits and two RBI.
- Mets starter Chris Young got in on the offensive action with three singles and one RBI. His three hits were the most for a Mets pitcher since Tom Glavine in 2005.

Marlins 3, Nationals 2 (10 Innings)
(FLA) Anibal Sanchez: 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 3 BB, 7 K
(FLA) Logan Morrison: 2-5, 2B, HR, RBI
(WAS) Jason Marquis: 6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

- The Marlins pulled out the win in the 10th inning on a RBI single by Donnie Murphy, who returned from a bruised hand.
- A big part of the 10th inning win for the Marlins was an error by Jayson Werth in right field, who dropped a fly ball that allowed the eventual winning run on base.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.