The Mets (39-49) open a four-game series with the first-place Braves (49-39) at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m. ET.
Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.72 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Mike Minor (2-5, 4.73 ERA) for Atlanta.
The Mets took two of three games from the Rangers over the weekend at Citi Field, including an 8-4 victory on Sunday >> Read more at MetsBlog
Jon Niese said it’s “not an injury,” yet he was placed on the disabled list on Sunday with a strained left shoulder. Niese is scheduled to throw in two days, and is expected to come off the DL and start against the Padres on July 20 >> Read more
After missing seven games with a sore left shoulder, David Wright returned to the starting lineup on Saturday.
The Mets may shop Bartolo Colon to interested teams between now and the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline >> Read more at MetsBlog
Daniel Murphy was named to his first All-Star game. Murphy, the lone representative from the Mets, will be a reserve.