Game Thread: Mets (57-68) vs Marlins (65-59)
Nelson Figueroa will make a spot start in place of Johan Santana after it was announced Monday that the Mets ace would see a doctor about his ailing elbow instead of making his scheduled start on Tuesday.
Since rejoining the rotation on Aug. 8, West has made three starts, and his longest outing of them has been six innings. The 23-year-old rookie comes off a loss at Houston. In four innings, he allowed four runs, with three earned. He threw 62 pitches, struck out two and didn’t issue a walk. This will be his 14th big league start of the season, to go along with 11 starts and 12 games at Double-A Jacksonville. On May 29, West faced the Mets at New York, and he wasn’t involved in the decision. He gave up one run in seven innings.