New York Mets at Washington Nationals
Carlos Torres(1-1, 0.94 ERA) vs. Taylor Jordan (0-3, 3.68)
Eric Young, Jr. – LF
Josh Satin – 3B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Marlon Byrd – RF
Ike Davis – 1B
John Buck – C
Juan Lagares – CF
Omar Quintanilla – SS
Carlos Torres – RHP
Though he still remains a ways off from active duty, left-hander Jon Niese made his first Minor League rehab appearance Saturday for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets. Niese, who has been on the disabled list since June 21 with a partial tear of his left rotator cuff, allowed three hits and four runs (two earned) in two innings against the Nationals’ affiliate, striking out one.
Despite Saturday’s loss, the Mets already have more wins over the Nationals than they had all of last season with five. The 2013 series stands at 6-5 in Washington’s favor, and the Nationals took the ’12 series, 14-4.
The Mets have officially set up their new six-man starting rotation, which they hope will allow both Matt Ha