Jenrry Mejia still scheduled to start against Yankees
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Jenrry Mejia remains the scheduled starter for Wednesday night's Subway Series game against the Yankees. Nevertheless, the righthander still might wind up being moved into the bullpen, as the Mets have contemplated the last few days.
After Sunday's 5-4, 11-inning win over the Phillies, manager Terry Collins said the club had yet to make a decision about Mejia, whose effectiveness has waned late in his starts.
General manager Sandy Alderson did not address the media.
The potential move has left the door open for the Mets to dip into the minor leagues for a starter, perhaps tapping prospects Rafael Montero or Jacob deGrom for the assignment.
But Collins acknowledged that the Mets will factor in the relative pressure of having a pitcher make his debut in the spotlight of the Subway Series.
"It's got to be the right time," he said.
In his first major-league start, Eric Campbell collected his first big-league hit, a single in the fourth inning off Cole Hamels.
"I'll remember it forever," said Campbell, who intends to give the ball to his parents. "It's good to get it out of the way fairly early. I can relax a little bit and really focus on doing my job now. I've heard stories of guys going 20 or so at-bats, so I'm glad to get it out of the way in three."
The Mets lost a challenge in the seventh when Collins requested a review of what he thought should have been an infield hit by Eric Young Jr. Umpires determined that he was out, staying with the original ruling on the field. The review took 2 minutes, 32 seconds . . . David Wright extended his hitting streak to nine games. He's hitting .390 in that span . . . Bobby Abreu appears to be in line to start against his old team for the Mets, who will have a DH for two games at Yankee Stadium.