Worth noting

Worth noting

• Collins said he does not envision Lucas Duda returning to the Mets as soon as early next week. But Duda has been tinkering with his stance at Triple-A Buffalo and should return by the time rosters expand on Sept. 1.

• Top prospect Zack Wheeler struggled in his third start at Buffalo, allowing five runs in five innings Thursday against Lehigh Valley. But Wheeler, who has posted a 4.60 ERA over his first three Triple-A starts, also struck out five batters and walked none.