• In a discussion regarding Matt Harvey's pitch counts, Mets manager Terry Collins said he regretted allowing Johan Santana to throw 134 pitches in his no-hitter last June. "It turned out not to be a very good idea, by the way," Collins said, referring to the season-ending shoulder surgery that Santana underwent earlier this month. "A lot of people are happy they saw the no-hitter, but I wish he was starting today, I can tell you that."
• With infielder Justin Turner carrying a .368 batting average into Tuesday's game, Collins said he is constantly looking for ways to insert Turner's bat into the lineup. To that end, the utility player has been tracking balls in left field on a regular basis, though Collins indicated he is unlikely to use Turner there any time soon.
• Top prospect Zack Wheeler submitted his best start of the season Tuesday for Triple-A Las Vegas, striking out eight batters over 6 2/3 innings of one-run ball at Reno. Wheeler walked only one batter, and now has 36 strikeouts against 16 walks in 30 innings. His ERA dropped to 4.80.
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