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Norfolk report: Lima returns once again
The 33-year-old took his demotion from the big leagues in stride, proclaiming that he wouldn't quit after the Mets designated him for assignment on July 7. The statement came just mere minutes after the Florida Marlins completed a 7-3 victory, one that included the added embarrassment of pitcher Dontrelle Willis hitting his first career grand slam. "I'm not quitting, that's one thing. Trust me," Lima said then. "I don't care if I have to die on the field. I'm far from quitting. I'm 33 years old. They made a decision already, and I made a decision to go down (to Norfolk). I want to be a Met, and want to be a part of a championship." True to his word, Lima accepted his assignment to Norfolk and re-joined the Tides, where he made his first start back on July 16. The effort was a good one, as Lima limited the Louisville Bats to one run and six hits over 6 1/3 innings, walking none and striking out two, and also contributed a triple. Quite clearly, in 17.1 big...
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