Jim Johnson

Johnson's Solo Shot Enough

Johnson's Solo Shot Enough

ATLANTA -- Manager Terry Collins promised a shake-up, and over the course of an eventful Saturday afternoon, the Mets delivered. Within the span of an hour, Brandon Nimmo was on the way to Atlanta, Michael Conforto was on the way to Triple A Las Vegas, and Jose Reyes was on the way to Brooklyn after returning to the team.

The Mets had swapped one slumping young player for another who had surged in Triple A. Then they reached into their past, sending Reyes to the minors for a crash course in playing anything else but shortstop.

Perhaps, the moves eventually will translate into more life for a lineup that has wilted in the heat of the summer. But on Saturday night, they proved...