• As promised, shortstop Omar Quintanilla shifted into the leadoff spot for Friday's game against the Marlins. Quintanilla could bat leadoff regularly against right-handed pitchers, manager Terry Collins said, as long as he "continues to do what he was doing in Vegas, and that was swinging the bat good and getting on base." Quintanilla owned a .419 on-base percentage in 47 games at Triple-A Las Vegas.
• Right-hander Collin McHugh, who will make a spot start Saturday in place of the injured Jon Niese, acknowledged that the tweet he posted after the Mets' Subway Series sweep of the Yankees "was not worth it." McHugh tweeted: "You can call us the NYC Sanitation Dept. because we just SWEPT the yankees from Queens to the Bronx," but deleted it shortly thereafter.