Pedro Martinez will return from the bereavement list, and visiting his family after the passing of his father, and start on Friday against the Houston Astros.
Pedro will be limited to a pitch count of 80 innings, so the bullpen better be well rested. Thankfully, and perhaps by plan, the Mets have an off day on Thursday, allowing the pen to come into this game well rested.
(Ed. note: I think I'm going to continue to do short snippets like this for minor stories)