The Mets, Giants, Cardinals, Pirates and Marlins were all off Monday, leaving the NL Wild Card race unchanged since the weekend...
Also on Monday, Steven Matz was put on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. RHP Robert Gsellman will be promoted from Triple-A to pitch in relief and take Matz's spot on the roster. Seth Lugo is expected to remain in the rotation.
Neil Walker left the Mets after Sunday's win to be in Pittsburgh for the birth of his first child. The Mets will promote T.J. Rivera from Triple-A to temporarily replace Walker on the roster.
Mets LH reliever Jerry Blevins was unavailable Saturday. Terry Collins said Blevins has a forearm strain, Blevins said he does not.
Lastly, Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry are in a hyperbolic, public dispute over Gooden's rumored drug use, which you can read more about here.
What's on Tap for Tuesday, Aug. 23
The Mets (62-62) begin an important, three-game series against the Cardinals (66-57) at Busch Stadium on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. ET on SNY.
Jon Niese (8-7, 5.30 ERA) remains in the rotation for his second start since returning to New York. Fellow LH pitcher Jaime Garcia (10-8, 4.11 ERA) kicks off the series for St. Louis having won three straight and six of his last eight decisions...
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