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.