Justin Turner #2 of the New York Mets looks on...

Justin Turner #2 of the New York Mets looks on during batting practice before the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (June 1, 2011) Credit: Jim McIsaac

Justin Turner, whom Collins feels is showing signs of fatigue, was given the night off as Lucas Duda started at first with Daniel Murphy at third. Turner hit .195 (8-for-41) in the previous 10 games.

Tim Byrdak was expected to leave the team after last night’s game because of a death in the family. The Mets were not sure how long he would be away; if it’s three days or more, they could replace him on the roster.

After the game, the Mets recalled pitcher D.J. Carrasco and optioned Dale Thayer to Triple-A Buffalo.