Taijuan Walker will receive a second opportunity this season to pitch in the Subway Series.
The right-hander has been tabbed as Tuesday’s scheduled starter for the Mets, putting him back on the mound exactly one week after he left his start in Atlanta with lower-back discomfort. Walker worked out Monday and satisfied team brass enough to receive the assignment.
Walker’s return means the Mets will push back Jacob deGrom’s next start to likely Thursday, but perhaps Friday, according to manager Buck Showalter. Chris Bassitt will start whichever game deGrom doesn’t. The Mets have a scheduled day off Wednesday.