The Mets conclude their five-game series against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Monday at 7:05 p.m. Bartolo Colon (4-5, 4.73 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Roberto Hernandez (2-2, 3.76 ERA) for Philadelphia.
The Mets have won three of four games so far against the Phillies during the five-game series in Philadelphia, winning Thursday, Saturday and Sunday, but losing Friday night > Read more at MetsBlog.com.
Juan Lagares is on his way to New York for an MRI on his rib cage. After sitting out Saturday due to rib cage spasms, Lagares returned to the lineup on Sunday, but exited in the 10th inning after again feeling pain.
Rookie RHP Rafael Montero was demoted to make room on the roster Triple-A reliever Buddy Carlyle, who was needed after Terry Collins used every available relief pitcher in Friday’s 14-inning game.
Daisuke Matsuzaka will replace Montero in the starting rotation. His next scheduled start will be Wednesday at Wrigley Field.