RHP Jenrry Mejia walked off the mound after throwing two pitches in the fourth inning. Mejia experienced discomfort in his right elbow, according to club officials. His official pitching line: one run, four hits, five strikeouts and a walk in three-plus innings. Collins said Mejia, who will be re-evaluated in the next couple of days, has been pitching with a bone spur in his elbow, which the Mets had already determined would need off-season surgery.
C Travis d'Arnaud was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to the majors on Saturday to replace John Buck, who went on paternity leave Friday. D'Arnaud went 0-for-2 with two walks in Saturday's loss. D'Arnaud, the centerpiece of the Mets' trade of R.A. Dickey during the off-season, batted sixth in Saturday's game at San Diego. He also is scheduled to start Sunday when All-Star RHP Matt Harvey takes the mound against the Padres. D'Arnaud batted .286 with three home runs, 13 doubles, a triple and 20 RBIs in 32 minor league games. He suffered a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal of his left foot on April 17. He returned July 24. "Just dealing with those couple of nagging injuries" were among the difficulties of reaching the majors, the 24-year-old southern California native said. "But I kept my head up and kept my eyes on the prize." Mets manager Terry Collins said d'Arnaud grabbed his attention in spring training. "His confidence back there (behind the plate) and the way he handled some of the older pitchers in spring training was impressive. But any time you're a catcher the biggest thing is you have to use the pitchers strengths and come up with a plan. You have to know how to deal with umpires at this level because he's going to get tested. They're going to call a close pitch a ball and see how you react to it."
RHP Matt Harvey, who takes the hill against the Padres on Sunday, suffered a defeat in his last outing on Aug. 13 against the Dodgers. Harvey allowed four runs and eight hits in six innings in the loss at Dodger Stadium. Since the All-Star break, Harvey has a 1.77 ERA. His last victory over the Padres occurred April 3, when he limited them to a hit in seven shutout innings of an 8-4 victory at Citi Field. In two career outings, Harvey is 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA.
3B Wilmer Flores returned to the starting lineup for the first time since a loss to the Dodgers on Monday, when he twisted his right ankle. Flores, who went 1-for-4 with a double in Saturday's loss to the Padres, isn't 100 percent, but that isn't preventing him from playing. "The training staff is going to have him very well taped up," manager Terry Collins said before Saturday's game against the Padres. "I'm not concerned about whether or not he's going to re-injure it right now because of the taping. I'm more concerned on whether or not he can play the way he's capable of." Flores is batting .286 with a home run and nine RBIs since being called up from Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 6.
INF Josh Satin, who didn't start Saturday's game against the Padres, has reached base in all 27 of his starts, tied for the fourth longest streak in the National League. Satin is hitting .316 during the stretch.