What’s on Tap for Monday, May 19…
The Mets are off Monday, after which they play 20 games in 20 days.
The Mets and Rafael Montero (0-1, 4.50 ERA) begin a three-game series against the Dodgers and Josh Beckett (1-1, 2.38) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.
In case you missed it, this past weekend…
The Mets lost two of three to the Nationals >> Read more at MetsBlog.
Jenrry Mejia pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Saturday for his first big-league save. However, he will not be considered the full-time closer until he demonstrates he can pitch back-to-back days, Terry Collins said after the game.
Ruben Tejada will continue to get the bulk of the playing time at shortstop (Rubin, May 17).
Mets rookie starting pitchers Rafael Montero and Jacob deGrom will each make starts this week, as opposed to skipping someone with Monday’s off day, according to Collins.
Kyle Farnsworth inked a major-league deal with the Astros, then blew a three-run lead in his debut.