V. Niese LHP
3-4, 5.40 ERA
http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/gameday/index...1&mode=lineupsNiese rebounded from the worst two-start stretch of his career to give the Mets 7 1/3 innings of two-run ball Thursday, relying on mechanical lessons reinforced by practicing in front of a mirror. He is 1-2 at Citi Field.
Shortstop Zack Cozart started to feel sick on the team bus on Saturday night, and he missed his second straight game on Monday while battling a mysterious stomach bug.
"The doc couldn't say if it was food poisoning or just a little bug. It was awful," Cozart said. "On Saturday night it was bad. I'm off today to get fluids in me as much as possible. I'm sure I'm still dehydrated, even after I drank a lot of water yesterday."
Cozart was quarantined in the trainer's room during Sunday's game but was back with his teammates on Monday. Neither he nor manager Dusty Baker said whether he'll be back in the lineup on Tuesday.• Reds center fielder Shin-Soo Choo will have the day off on Tuesday with the lefty Niese on the mound.