Josh Thole of the New York Mets lays in the dirt with after a collision at home plate with Ty Wigginton (not pictured) of the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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Friday, the Mets will have him back:
Thole activated, Nickeas survives; Johnson to minors. You could make an argument either way, but #Mets show some loyalty to Nickeas.
— Anthony DiComo (@AnthonyDiComo) June 1, 2012
@AnthonyDiComo The fact that Nickeas can catch the knuckleball & had a pitching staff ERA 2 runs lower than Johnson makes this an easy call.
— Chris Klemmer (@WakefieldsBoss) June 1, 2012
Catching a knuckleball is not an easy skill; if the Mets have a catcher who can handle R.A. Dickey’s flutterball, it would certainly behoove them to have him stick around, given that Dickey is having a very good season.