Worth noting

Worth noting

• To make room for Sunday starter Ben Sheets, Atlanta optioned Randall Delgado to Triple-A Gwinnett. Manager Fredi Gonzalez said that the plan is to have Delgado start on Monday for the G-Braves against the Indianapolis Indians, then call him back up and use him in one game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Nationals in Washington. A new rule instituted this year allows teams to call up an extra player for a doubleheader. Delgado will be that player.

• With Jack Wilson going on the disabled list, his spot on the roster will be taken by shortstop Paul Janish, acquired earlier in the day in a trade that sent Minor League pitcher Todd Redmond to the Reds.

• Sheets is 4-2 with a 4.56 ERA lifetime against the Mets but hasn't faced them since Sept. 1, 2008, when he was a member of the Brewers. He took a no-decision in the 4-2 loss but pitched well, throwing five shutout innings and allowing only two hits. Current Mets Daniel Murphy and David Wright went a combined 0-for-4 against him. Coincidentally, the pitcher for the Mets that day was Johan Santana, who also starts on Sunday.

• Rookie Luis Avilan made his Major League debut in the top of the sixth inning on Saturday. He pitched a third of an inning but recorded a big out, striking out Ike Davis with runners on first and second, ending the Mets' three-run rally and keeping the Braves down by only one run.