Menu The New Mets ace Matt on Friday said he was agreeable to skipping ‘s scheduled start against the Colorado Rockies. The innings are adding up — we have kind of been discussing that the whole time, said Friday. I told them I was completely on Noah Hanifin Jersey board with whatever they wanted to do. I just kind of preferred it would be sooner rather than later. Reliever Logan Verrett, called up from Triple-A Las Vegas earlier in the week, take the place of, who is 36 innings shy of reaching the 190-inning limit mandated by the team. Mets manager Terry Collins said he expects it to be the only start the rest of the way. The 26-year-old is scheduled to return to the rotation for next Friday’s home game against the Boston Red Sox.

The Mets have said all along that they plan to have and rookie Syndergaard skip starts to help keep their innings down and ensure their availability down the stretch. New also is expected to go to a six-man rotation once rookie left-hander Steven Matz comes off the 15-day disabled list. Matz had a rehab start at Class A St. Lucie on Friday night, allowing one run on four hits over 2 3 innings while throwing 25 of 41 pitches for strikes.

Menu Philadelphia, – While most of the favorites are well established as the pushes past the midway point, the week-to-week shuffling among the nation’s elite is sure to continue down the stretch, even if the very top of this list remains unchanged this week. 1. Dak Prescott, QB, Mississippi State — Despite another outstanding performance from Mariota, Prescott retains the top spot as the No. 1 Bulldogs enjoyed a much-deserved bye week. Prescott – who has 1 passing yards, 576 Riley Nash Jersey rushing yards and 22 touchdowns – have plenty of opportunities to pad his stats the coming weeks with lesser matchups against Kentucky, Arkansas and Tennessee- ahead, but whether or not he can win the award come down to a pair of road tests November at Alabama and Ole, as well as a potential SEC Championship Game. 2. Mariota, QB, Oregon — What more can be said about Mariota’s than I haven’t already tried to explain weeks past? He’s been absolutely brilliant and continued to dazzle Oregon’s 45 trouncing of Washington with 336 yards and two touchdowns on 24-of-33 passing. The signal caller has tossed at least one touchdown each of his 33 as a. This he’s completing greater than 70 percent of his passes, piled up more than 2 total yards and 25 touchdowns, and perhaps most impressively has yet to throw interception 188 attempts. The only thing separating him from Prescott at this point is the one loss on his resume. 3. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska — It’s been a while since Abdullah put together a signature performance – the Cornhuskers were off last week and he amassed only 45 yards against a stout Michigan State defense on Oct. 4 – but he made his presence felt Nebraska’s return to the field. a strong 38 road victory over, Abdullah was the catalyst, turning 23 carries into 146 yards while plunging into the end zone a career-best four times. Abdullah, who has already tallied 1 rushing yards, has been a touchdown machine with a career-high 16 scores, including one every game and 12 the last four contests. With Gurley’s status for the rest of the year doubt, it’s a clear two-horse race between Abdullah and as the nation’s top rusher. 4. Amari, WR, Alabama — After off game Alabama’s nail-biting win at Arkansas on Oct. 11, and the rest of the squad got back on track a huge way over the weekend with a 59 drudging of Texas A&M. The Tide beat the Aggies at their own game, outgaining them by astounding 602 margin, and was a big reason for it, hauling eight receptions for 140 yards and two touchdowns, scoring for the first time since finding the end zone three times versus on Sept. 20. Despite the improved play of Sims and a dynamic rushing attack led by T.J. Yeldon and, is still the premiere playmaker on a team that has a great to win the SEC despite early- loss. 5. Jameis, QB, State — Controversy continues to swirl around regards to his off-the-field persona, but it’s hard to dispute the production he’s put out on game day. a marquee battle of unbeatens against Notre Dame, State came out on top with a 31 victory thanks no small part to ‘s performance.