Manager Terry Collins says Daisuke Matsuzaka is on standby for Saturday, in case Bartolo Colon has a setback with his back.
Matsuzaka failed to make the Mets Opening Day roster after making 6 spring starts going 1-1 with a 3.04 ERA. For the Mets AAA affiliate this season he has made 2 starts with no record but a 2.25 ERA and 12Ks in 12IP. Though likely too late for most to add Matsuzaka, he would be facing Atlanta so its probably best to stand clear regardless. ANALYST: Jonathan Impemba