Flexen Will Have Start Skipped; Montero Gets Nod Saturday

It hasn’t been the smoothest of sailing for right-hander Chris Flexen, who is still trying to adjust to making the jump from Double-A to the majors.

The 23-year-old is 3-4 with a 7.85 ERA in eight starts for the Mets since making his major league debut on July 27. This includes allowing seven earned runs in back-to-back starts.

If it wasn’t for all the injuries the Mets have suffered, Flexen would be pitching with the Rumble Ponies in the playoffs right now, but he will get a chance to regroup with a day off Saturday.

Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Rafael Montero will have his start bumped up to Saturday and Jacob deGrom will pitch Sunday as Flexen will have his start skipped.

Robert Gsellman has been plugged back into the rotation after being recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier this week.

For the rookie, he has showed glimpses of what the Mets have with him, but some more time in the minors next year will be beneficial to his development.

With New York seemingly looking to bring in a innings eater this offseason, hopefully they won’t have to resort to Flexen in case of injury, allowing him to come up more organically when he’s ready.

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