It was announced today that yesterday's starter, Collin McHugh was sent down to AAA Buffalo to make room on the Mets roster for Jeremy Hefner.
McHugh, who pitched brilliantly in tossing seven scoreless innings yesterday will not be eligible to return to the Mets rotation until after the September 1st call-ups. McHugh will have to remain at Buffalo for 10 days unless there is an injury and he is recalled.
Mets manager Terry Collins said he expects McHugh to get a couple of starts in September.
Tonight is Merengue Night at GHMP. Hopefully a little salsa will be infused into the Mets offense which has been Little League like in recent weeks.
Daniel Murphy will get a few days off due to exhaustion, and Justin Turner will get some reps at second in his stead.
Tonight's Mets lineup V. Astros:
Ruben Tejada - SS
Mike Baxter - RF
David Wright - 3B
Ike Davis - 1B
Justin Turner - 2B
Jordany Valdespin - LF
Andres Torres - CF
Josh Thole - C
Jonathon Niese - LSP
Source: Adam Rubin