• Third baseman Wilmer Flores missed his second consecutive start on Sunday, which Collins acknowledged was due in part to foot injuries. Collins said both of the rookie's feet are "taped to the max," but that he will be back in the lineup on Monday in Atlanta.
"I watched him the other day and it looked like his feet are bothering him," Collins said. "I watched him go up for some balls and it just looks like he's aggravated by it. His swing has changed a little bit, so he might be getting tired also, so I just thought I'm going to give him a couple of days off."
• Center fielder Matt den Dekker got his third Major League start and second in a row on Sunday, a day after he collected his first career hit and RBI. In the second inning, den Dekker got an inside cutter from Dan Haren and lifted it just over a leaping Ian Desmond at shortstop.
"It was a really good feeling to get that first one out of the way, my first hit in the big leagues, and now I can go from there and start playing good baseball," he said.
den Dekker launched his first career homer in the second inning of Sunday night's game into the upper deck.
• According to Collins, general manager Sandy Alderson wants shortstop Ruben Tejada to stay with Triple-A Las Vegas as the club begins its Pacific Coast League playoff run this week. Tejada figures to be called up at some point, but the Mets haven't revealed a specific timetable.
• Collins said third baseman David Wright isn't ready to play in Minor League rehab games. The club hopes he can do so in time to join one of its affiliates for some playoff games. New York has four farm teams that have clinched postseason berths thus far.
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