Colon unavailable in Mets' bullpen for Game 2

Colon unavailable in Mets' bullpen for Game 2

KANSAS CITY -- All of the names in the Mets' bullpen were available to manager Terry Collins for Wednesday night's Game 2 of the World Series (7:30 p.m. ET air time on FOX, 8 p.m. ET game time) except for one: Bartolo Colon, who pitched the final 2 1/3 innings of Game 1.

The 42-year-old Colon fired 50 pitches in an impressive relief outing, which ended on an unearned run brought home by Eric Hosmer's bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 14th inning.

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Despite throwing 21 pitches in Game 1, Collins said that left-hander Jon Niese would be available to pitch in relief of right-handed starter Jacob deGrom if necessary.

"One of the reasons why we took Jon out when we did is, we thought we might need him tonight, so we wanted to limit him a little bit, so he's probably still available," Collins said before Game 2. "But Bartolo will not be."

The other Mets relievers used in Game 1 were Tyler Clippard (13 pitches), Addison Reed (12 pitches) and closer Jeurys Familia (13 pitches).

Bryan Hoch is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @bryanhoch, on Facebook and read his MLBlog, Bombers Beat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.