Two of the Mets' starting infielders are out of the lineup on Monday night -- for very different reasons.
After exiting Sunday's game early after getting hit in the hand by a pitch, Robinson Cano is feeling residual soreness, GM Brodie Van Wagenen said. While Cano isn't in the lineup, he could be able to enter the game later on.
X-rays came back negative for Cano after Sunday's game, and the fact that he could be available later on Monday night bodes well.
Also out Monday night is Amed Rosario, who Van Wagenen said was vomiting earlier in the day while dealing with flu-like symptoms. Like Cano, Rosario could be available later in the game.
With Cano and Rosario ailing, the Mets are going with a six-man bench on Monday night -- with Luis Guillorme up from Triple-A along with Todd Frazier (who is in the starting lineup).
Cano has been heating up lately, going 10 for his last 30 with four doubles and one homer to raise his triple slash for the season to .235/.286/.412.