The New York Mets’ game against the Houston Astros was rained out today, forcing them to alter their pitching rotation.
Fifth-starter candidate John Lannan, scheduled to start, will now work Friday against St. Louis at Port St. Lucie. Daisuke Matsuzaka will also pitch against the Cardinals. Rafael Montero and Steven Matz, also scheduled to pitch today, will go tomorrow.
* Recovery for first basemen Ike Davis and Lucas Duda from leg injuries remain slow, with neither expected to play soon. Davis hit against live pitching in an intrasquad game, but did no running.
* Bartolo Colon, who has been bothered with a tight calf, threw three scoreless innings in an intrasquad game and said he will be ready to pitch Monday against Miami.
* David Wright, Daniel Murphy and Ruben Tejada hit in the intrasquad game. Wright homered. Jonathon Niese and Bobby Parnell pitched after Colon.