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2016 Schedule
53-46, 3rd in NL East
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Mets' Reyes strains rib muscle in loss to Cards

Jose Reyes strained his left intercostal muscle on the last swing of his final at-bat in the Mets' loss to the Cardinals in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Dilson Herrera was in Las Vegas' original lineup on Tuesday night at Fresno and was scratched. So it would seem that if Jose Reyes requires a DL stint for an intercostal strain suffered in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, Herrera is the likely call-up.

Colon shuts down Cardinals in Game 2 of doubleheader (0:26)
Gyorko hits HRs in both halves of doubleheader (0:38)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

The Cardinals forced Noah Syndergaard to throw 115 pitches in Tuesday's loss and though his fastball velocity matched his season average (98 mph), his 64 percent fastball strike rate was his third-lowest of 2016. In fact, his three lowest fastball strike rates have come in his last three starts. Manager Terry Collins didn't know why Syndergaard was having pitch-count issues. "If we knew, we'd address it," he said. Collins did say Syndergaard was working with pitching coach Dan Warthen on one pitch grip, but didn't specify which pitch.

Cardinals edge Mets in Game 1 of doubleheader (1:24)

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager had no problem with Curtis Granderson's decision to try for second base on Yoenis Cespedes' fly out in the ninth inning. Granderson was thrown out by Cardinals center fielder Tommy Pham and one out later, the mets had a tough one-run loss. "The guy needed to make a perfect throw and he did," Collins said. Collins also didn't take issue with third base coach Tim Teufel holding Jose Reyes at third base on Cespedes' double earlier in the game. "Tim had a better angle than anybody. It's his call."

Gyorko's home run gives Cardinals the offense they need (0:21)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will wear a special patch on Saturday to honor Mike Piazza as the organization retires his No. 31. Here's the design, via ESPN's Darren Rovell.

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Small chance Mets trade Rosario

1B Dominic Smith's power is finally starting to show up in Double-A, but SS Amed Rosario is hitting .321 at age 20 and has reached Double-A. He looks like the long-term solution at the more difficult position to fill, David Schoenfield writes. Untouchable players for all 30 teams

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Left-handed reliever Josh Smoker will be the 26th man for Game 2 of the doubleheader. Smoker, a former Nationals first-round pick, has a 4.73 ERA in 43 relief appearances with Las Vegas.

Mark Simon ESPN Staff 

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Yoenis Cespedes and Jose Reyes are each expected to play in both games of today's doubleheader, barring any signs of fatigue. Cespedes has had no issues since returning from his quad injury. Collins also said lefty Josh Smoker will be the team's 26th man for Game 2 of the doubleheader "if he gets here." Smoker has a 4.73 ERA, but has 67 strikeouts in 45 2/3 innings with Triple-A Las Vegas. As for the impact of yesterday's rainout on the starting rotation, Collins said picking a starter for Saturday has not been discussed.

Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Cardinals-Mets game in New York has been postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader Tuesday. Game 1 will be Carlos Martinez against Noah Syndergaard at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second game will be Jaime Garcia vs. Bartolo Colon 30 minutes after the conclusion of that one.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets and Cardinals have been rained out. They will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday at 4:10 p.m. ET. Noah Syndergaard will face Carlos Martinez in the opener. Bartolo Colon opposes Jaime Garcia in the nightcap.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Batting Average.23729th
On Base Percentage.30924th
Slugging Percentage.41016th
Earned Run Average3.343rd
Quality Starts56Tied-4th

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