McCann isn't starting Wednesday against the Reds, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. McCann will get a day off after he went 4-for-7 with a home run, three RBI and two runs across the last two games. Tomas Nido will start behind the plate and bat seventh.
McCann went 2-for-3 with a home run and three RBI in Monday's 15-11 extra-innings win over the Reds. The veteran catcher didn't enter the contest until the eighth inning, when he pinch hit for Tomas Nido, but McCann still supplied a full game's worth of production. The homer was his first in July and eighth of the year, but he's still putting together a decent month, slashing .278/.381/.361 over his last 13 games with four RBI and four runs.
McCann is not in the lineup Monday against the Reds, Justin Toscano of The Bergen Record reports. McCann received the day off Sunday after starting the first two games out of the All-Star break, and he now finds himself on the bench for the second straight contest while mired in a 4-for-22 slump over his past eight games. Nido will work behind the plate in his place Monday.
McCann is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Pirates. The 31-year-old has gone 0-for-7 with a walk in two games after the All-Star break and is hitting .242 with just one RBI since the start of July. Tomas Nido will catch and bat eighth as the Mets close out their series in Pittsburgh.
McCann is on the bench for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Pirates, Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News reports. McCann went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs Friday night, raising his average to .350 in 20 at-bats since the start of July. Tomas Nido is catching the afternoon contest Saturday, with McCann likely gearing up to play Game 2.