• The Mets are still drawing up a plan for Bartolo Colon's return to the rotation, after Colon flew to the Dominican Republic to be with his mother, Adriana, who passed away Monday. The team sent out a statement Tuesday saying that its "thoughts and prayers are with the Colon family." The Mets officially placed him on the bereavement list prior to the game, recalling reliever Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Las Vegas.
• Outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis is nursing a stiff neck and was "pretty sore" on Tuesday, according to Collins. Nieuwenhuis said the team's cross-country plane ride was the culprit.
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