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Mets recall P.J. Conlon, option Chris Flexen

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Flexen was one of the Mets’ pitchers who struggled mightily on Saturday, and the team is bringing up a fresh arm.

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Coming off a brutal game that saw their pitchers give up seventeen runs, the Mets have recalled lefty P.J. Conlon from Triple-A Las Vegas and optioned righty Chris Flexen back to the minors.

In that game yesterday afternoon, Flexen pitched two innings and gave up seven runs (three earned) on eight hits with one strikeout and three walks in his season debut in the big leagues. Before that, he had been considered one of the options to pitch in the Mets’ doubleheader in Atlanta on Monday.

Conlon, who made an emergency start of sorts for the Mets in Cincinnati a few weeks ago, figures to potentially fill the same role in the doubleheader. Jacob deGrom is set to start the first game in Atlanta, and the team is obviously hoping he pitches a complete game or as close to that as he possibly can. No starter has been named yet for the night game in the important four-game series.