Ce­s­pedes will re­turn vs. Cards

New York Post - - SPORTS - By MIKE PUMA

Yoe­nis Ce­s­pedes was ready to hit if the Mets needed him Sun­day, but was never pre­sented the op­por­tu­nity.

For cau­tion’s sake, man­ager Terry Collins said he kept Ce­s­pedes on the bench, a day af­ter the Mets’ star out­fielder in­jured his left hip slid­ing for a ball in the out­field.

Collins said he ex­pects Ces- pedes back in the lineup for Mon­day’s game against the Cardinals.

“I will put him in the lineup, un­less he has to take him­self out,” Collins said af­ter the Mets’ 13-4 loss to the Rock­ies.

Ce­s­pedes left in dis­com­fort in the sixth in­ning on Satur­day af­ter cre­at­ing a divot in left field that ap­peared to im­pede him from catch­ing Nolan Are­nado’s bloop.

“I’m just glad there is noth­ing more se­ri­ous, be­cause it sure looked worse than it turned out to be,” Collins said. “We’re glad that it’s only go­ing to be a day and not a week or a month.”

Hansel Robles was re­called from Triple-A Las Vegas, where he had a 5.79 ERA in 18 ap­pear­ances. The righthander will re­place Chase Bradford, who was op­tioned to Las Vegas af­ter al­low­ing two earned runs over two in­nings Sun­day. Robles was de­moted from the Mets on May 23 af­ter a string of rough out­ings.

T.J. Rivera fin­ished 1for-4 to ex­tend his ca­reer-best hit­ting streak to 11 games. Dur­ing the streak he is hit­ting .425 with three homers and and 10 RBIs. It’s the long­est hit­ting streak by a Mets player since Juan La­gares hit in 13 con­sec­u­tive games in 2013.

Fer­nando Salas’ dis­as­trous sea­son con­tin­ued with two runs al­lowed in the fourth in­ning. The vet­eran re­liever has al­lowed six earned runs over his last four ap­pear­ances and watched his ERA swell to 6.57.

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