The Mets scratched Jacob deGrom from Sunday's scheduled start due to rain, pushing him back to Monday while Corey Oswalt started Sunday against the Phillies.
Manager Mickey Callaway said the team didn't want deGrom to have a rain-shortened outing due to the forecast. Though the game was not delayed -- the Mets beat the Phillies 6-4 -- deGrom will instead start Monday against the Marlins at 7:10 p.m.
DeGrom hasn't had a start of fewer than six innings since May 13, when he threw a 45-pitch first inning in his first start back from the disabled list. Since, he has thrown at least seven innings in 14 of his last 20 outings.
Oswalt allowed two runs and five hits in three innings, throwing 40 of 59 pitches for strikes, as four pitchers came on in relief to close the door.