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Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Mejia no elbow issue vs. Rockies

By Adam Rubin

NEW YORK -- Jenrry Mejia, who was bothered by the bone spur in his right elbow during his previous start in Miami, this time suggested it was not an issue.

"I didn't feel it today. Today was better," said Mejia, who has indicated the spur will need to be surgically removed after the season.

Mejia ultimately was charged with two runs (one earned) on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings Tuesday night against Colorado. He departed with the bases loaded and one out, but none of the runners inherited by Carlos Torres scored.

The Mets ultimately won, 3-2, at Citi Field.

After cruising through five innings, Mejia struggled in the sixth. Terry Collins speculated the delay early that frame caused by umpire Manny Gonzalez getting struck in the jaw by a foul ball got Mejia out of his rhythm. Still, Mejia and Collins suggested that was not an excuse, since the crew offered as much time as Mejia wanted to warm up once play resumed.

Gonzalez, who departed the game, was OK afterward, a Mets spokesman said.