Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill, left, wipes his face as...

Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill, left, wipes his face as he listens to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner during the first inning of a game at Nationals Park on Wednesday in Washington. Credit: AP/Alex Brandon

The Mets placed righthander Tylor Megill on the 15-day injured list on Sunday with right biceps inflammation.  

Megill said he was “a little freaked out” by the biceps discomfort, which surfaced the day after his most recent outing, when he gave up eight runs and eight hits in Washington on Wednesday. 

So he got an MRI on Sunday morning, which showed the inflammation. According to the Mets, the prescription is rest and to reassess later this week. 

Trevor Williams is expected to start in Megill’s place on Monday against St. Louis. David Peterson can’t pitch Monday because he threw six shutout innings for Syracuse on Friday. 

Megill, 26, was the Mets’ surprise Opening Day starter in the injured Jacob deGrom’s rotation spot and came out of the gate fast, seeing his fastball velocity rise to nearly triple digits.  

Megill also threw the first five innings of the Mets’ combined no-hitter on April 29 against the Phillies. Overall, he is 4-2 with a 4.41 ERA in seven outings. 

The Mets recalled righthander Colin Holderman from Triple-A Syracuse and transferred Trevor May (right triceps inflammation) to the 60-day IL. 

 

Holderman made his major-league debut with a scoreless ninth inning in the Mets’ 8-7 loss to Seattle. He allowed two hits and picked up his first strikeout. 

Holderman was in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on Sunday morning when he got the call to report to Queens pronto. He went to the stadium to collect his gear and took an Uber – “a white 2010 Camry,” he recalled – to Citi Field, arriving in the first inning. 

Holderman said he doesn’t know what the cost of the 136-mile ride ended up being, only that the Mets had paid for it. Holderman, 26, was a ninth-round pick of the Mets in 2016.  

“Not the Sunday I expected,” the 6-7 righthander said. “But the Sunday I really enjoyed.”