Apparently Joe Smith is injured. That makes me sad. I had been wondering what happened to him and finally I found out from the blog CastroTurf:
Joe Smith is hurt again. Smith, as you might have noticed, hasn't pitched since Aug. 29, because he injured his left knee. He's not exactly sure how he did it, but his best guess was that the injury occurred when he missed a step while walking down the stairs at home on the off day on Aug. 31. Smith tore his posterior cruciate ligament in the knee in 2005, and this injury might be related. He played catch today, hopes to do so again tomorrow and hopes to be ready to throw off a mound by the weekend. Smith has already battled a viral infection, a strained tendon in his right index finger and a strained rotator cuff this season. "It's been a great year," he said sarcastically.
This sucks. I feel bad for him. But it's good to know he would fit in on the Mets this year. This really is a freak injury.
I miss him =(