Jenrry Mejia earned a six-out save on Sunday pitching two perfect innings in relief of the Mets 3-1 victory over the Padres.
Kind of a surprise that Mets manager Terry Collins let Mejia pitch more than one inning Sunday as the skipper suggested to the media before game that the club was considering placing Mejia on the 15-day disabled list if he were unable to pitch due to lower-back stiffness and inflammation. From a production standpoint, Mejia appeared fine on Sunday and so long as his back responds fine in Monday morning it looks like a DL stint will be avoided for the Mets closer.ANALYST: Michael Pichan
Update: Nene (calf) will not play Saturday.
The Wizards are thin in the forecourt, now with Hilario out as well as Kris Humphries. He was a game-time decision earlier, but the pre-game shootaround appear to have shown his lack of capacity to play on Saturday. Jared Dudley and Drew Gooden will be asked to carry on in place of the injured Wizards. Analysis: Ivar G. Anderson