Worth noting

• For the second straight game Wednesday, the Mets faced a left-handed starter. And for the second straight game, Eric Campbell got the start at first base over Lucas Duda.

"I'm not going to mess up what happened last night," Collins said, referencing the club's 10-1 win over the A's. "I think I'll give it another shot."

Duda started Wednesday hitting .147/.275/.147 against lefties this season. Campbell is hitting .321/.375/.536, albeit in more limited time.

Campbell finished 2-for-4 in Wednesday's 8-5 loss, while Duda's pinch-hit, three-run home run ended lefty Brad Mills' night in the seventh.

• File this under "good problems to have": Mets starting pitchers have been so efficient of late, Collins is trying to find innings for some of his bullpen arms. The last five games entering Wednesday, New York needed only 8 2/3 innings out of its relievers. Closer Jenrry Mejia pitched once, setup man Jeurys Familia twice.

On Wednesday, Collins found those work opportunities. Dana Eveland, Gonzalez Germen, Josh Edgin and Familia combined for seven innings when starter Zack Wheeler left after two.

• With a fourth-inning single, Granderson made it 33 consecutive starts in which he's reached base. That is the longest Mets streak of that variety since Carlos Beltran did it in 42 starts in 2008.

Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.