For any Mets’ fans who are still in the doldrums after Dunaer Sanchez’s recent traffic mishap, here’s a little positive news to perk you up! Pitcher Brian Bannister, recovering from a VERY severe hamstring strain, threw seven shutout-innings last night in his second rehab start for the St. Lucie Mets (single-A). Bannister struck out eight, walked no one, and threw all of his pitches. The Mets expect to give Bannister one or two more rehab starts at a higher level before deciding whether to add him to the roster. There’s a good chance that Bannister could be up later this month to help fill the void left by Sanchez.