Gabriel Ynoa will start Sunday's game against the Phillies.
Sunday was supposed to be Noah Syndergaard's day to pitch but the Mets want him well-rested for Wednesday's Wild Card game against either the Cardinals or Giants. Syndergaard will throw a bullpen session before Sunday's regular season finale. Ynoa holds a 4.05 ERA in two starts this season.
According to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe, David Price will be "limited" in Sunday's regular season finale against the Blue Jays.
The Red Sox want to make sure he's rested for the playoffs next week. It looks like Price will start Friday in Game 2 of the ALDS against Cleveland. We're not sure exactly what "limited" means but Price will obviously be on a much lower pitch count than usual. It's something for fantasy owners to be aware of heading into the last day of the regular season.
Mets manager Terry Collins said Noah Syndergaard may not make his scheduled start Sunday against the Phillies.
The plan had been for Syndergaard to throw about 25 pitches on Sunday but now the Mets are leaning toward having him throw a bullpen session instead. The Mets need Syndergaard fresh for Wednesday's Wild Card game at Citi Field. Collins also said that Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera will have the day off on Sunday.
DJ LeMahieu is not in the Rockies' lineup Saturday against the Brewers.
It's his second absence in the last three days, though LeMahieu isn't known to be dealing with any injuries. Perhaps manager Walt Weiss is looking to preserve his National League batting title. With two games to go, LeMahieu leads Washington's Daniel Murphy by a thin .348 to .347 margin. Daniel Descalso will cover second base in his absence.
Jedd Gyorko blasted a go-ahead solo homer in the eighth inning on Saturday, powering the Cardinals to a much-needed 4-3 victory over the Pirates.
With the victory, the Cardinals now sit just 1/2 game back of the Giants in their race for the final wild card berth in the National League, with the Giants set to take on Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Saturday night. The Cardinals rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the sixth inning, setting the stage for Gyorko's dramatic blast in the eighth. He has been a tremendous source of power in the middle of the Cardinals lineup, slashing .242/.304/.496 with 30 bombs and 58 RBI.