• Daniel Murphy, who is on the disabled list with a strained right calf, has been wearing a walking boot this weekend. The Mets have not said how long he will be out, but it could be well into September.
• Buddy Carlyle's scoreless relief appearance Saturday was his 17th Major League game of the season. The last time he had more than that in one year was when he pitched in 45 games as a regular out of the Atlanta bullpen in 2008. Carlyle, who has a 1.23 ERA and a 0.86 WHIP, has pitched in more big league games this season than in the last four combined.
• It's probably safe to consider left-hander Steven Matz a part of the Mets' stable of young talented pitchers. The 23-year-old Long Island native wrapped up his regular season Friday with five innings of two-run ball for Double-A Binghamton against Richmond (Giants), walking none and striking out 10. In 24 starts between Binghamton and Class A Advanced St. Lucie, Matz posted a 2.24 ERA, a 1.19 WHIP and a 3.74 strikeout-to-walk rate.
Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.