"There's a real good shot we're going to let Matt have that extra day," Collins said. "It's not finalized, but that might be in our best interests and his best interest, [Zack] Wheeler's best interest, as we're going into the last month of the season. But right now, we've got to find someone to pitch Friday, if that's the case. And if we don't come up with someone to pitch Friday, we may have to ask the big boy to go out there."
After Monday's 6-1 win, Collins was asked again about who might fill Mejia's spot in the rotation Friday against the Tigers. Collins put it succinctly: "Right now, it's Carlos Torres.
Torres is 2-2 this season with a 3.00 ERA through 45 innings. He made three straight starts from July 13-28 and gave up 10 runs on 21 hits in that stretch. He also struck out 13.
Kelly Erickson is an associate reporter for MLB.com.