Bartolo Colon gets the start Saturday night as the Mets look to take a second straight game from the Phillies. Righty Jerome Williams is on the mound for Philadelphia. Both pitchers have started strong in the early innings at Citi Field, but Marlon Byrd's fifth-inning homer has the Phillies ahead.
Michael Pineda pitched well Saturday, but the Yankees mustered just one hit in a 2-0 loss to the Blue Jays. Pineda surrendered a two-run homer in the first inning to Toronto's Jose Bautista for the lone runs of the game. Jacoby Ellsbury sat out after hurting his ankle Friday night.
The Giants have cut quarterback Curtis Painter as Big Blue trims the roster down to 53 players. Painter's release means that Ryan Nassib has won the job as second-string QB behind starter Eli Manning. Nassib, last year's fourth-round pick, did not attempt a pass a season ago.
Stephen Hill's disappointing career with the Jets is officially over. Gang Green cut the wide receiver on Saturday, after much speculation about whether the former second-round pick would make the final roster. Hill had 45 catches and 594 receiving yards over two seasons.
Dilson Herrera was understandably nervous making his Major League debut Friday. The 20-year-old went hitless in three at-bats and was charged with an error. "To be honest, it was a little bit of nerves going into the first inning, but after that it was fine," Herrera said through an interpreter.
The Giants placed Mario Manningham and Trindon Holliday on season-ending injured reserves Saturday, likely ending the pair's tenure with the team. Manningham missed the preseason finale with a strained calf muscle, while Holliday spent much of camp nursing injuries.
Jenrry Mejia struck out the side Friday night, recording his 20th save and becoming the second-youngest pitcher in franchise history to reach 20 saves. Neil Allen had 22 saves as a 22-year-old in 1980. Mejia, 22, began the season as a starter and was initially reluctant about a relief role.