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Mets closer Frank Francisco out for Wednesday with elbow issue

Frank Francisco of the New York Mets before

Frank Francisco of the New York Mets before the game against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Sept. 11, 2012) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Mets closer Frank Francisco will not be available for Wednesday night's game against the Phillies.

Francisco last pitched on Sunday against the Brewers. Collins said his elbow has been an issue since then, though he didn't disclose the condition until Wednesday because the Mets haven't needed Francisco to pitch.

Collins said the pitcher is listed as day-to-day after undergoing an MRI exam.

Francisco owns a 1-3 mark with a 5.53 ERA and 23 saves.

The lineups

Phillies (74-74): Jimmy Rollins SS, Juan Pierre LF, Chase Utley 2B, Ryan Howard 1B, Carlos Ruiz C, Domonic Brown RF, John Mayberry CF, Kevin Frandsen 3B, Cole Hamels LHP.

Mets (66-81): Ruben Tejada SS, Daniel Murphy 2B, David Wright 3B, Scott Hairston RF, Ike
Davis 1B, Kelly Shoppach C, Lucas Duda LF, Andres Torres CF, Matt Harvey RHP.

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