* METS: The Mets announced during the eighth inning of las night's game against Pittsburgh that a news conference would be held 30 minutes after the final out. The team did not reveal the reason for the news conference but it was expected that it was to announce manager Jeff Torborg's departure. Mets' flagship radio station, WFAN, reported yesterday that Torborg would be fired by today. "If they're unhappy with the job, then they'll tell me," Torborg said before last night's game. "They can't be happy with what's going on. Who can be that's involved with this?" The Mets lost their fifth straight game Tuesday night, and are 4-18 in the last three weeks. At 12-25, the Mets have the same record as the expansion 1962 Mets, who went 40-120 for the worst mark in history. . . . Mets owners are pressing for a $1 billion sports complex featuring a domed stadium and amusement park on property adjacent to Shea Stadium, New York Newsday reported yesterday. Mets owner Fred Wilpon wants the creation of a new Sports Authority to fund the massive project, Newsday said.

* PADRES: Pitcher Dave Eiland allowed one run in seven innings Tuesday night against the Rockies but did not get a decision for the sixth time this season. He's still looking for his first victory in 15 starts over two seasons with the Padres.

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