Dissing Mr. Met, @jasoncfry?
Have at him folks!
Don’t worry, Terry Collins said to Carlos Beltran early this week, you’ll get a day off during this Pirates series. Those legs must be tired.
"Man, I’m good to go," said the guy who is somehow, absurdly, caricatured as a me-first player. "I want to play."
"He wanted to give me a day, but I feel good," Beltran said after his three-run home run in the third inning yesterday gave the Mets a "Pulp Fiction"-style adrenaline shot, and helped turn a seven-run deficit into an 9-8 home win over Pittsburgh. "I want to be out there. Right now we’re missing guys. I just feel it’s my responsibility to put myself in the lineup."
Collins, so frustrated the night before by the team’s lack of execution, responded with gratitude.
"Just when you need him, he’s there for you," the manager said.
“I probably shouldn’t go there.”
But the manager could not resist at least having a little fun. Asked if Chris Capuano was OK batting ninth Sunday, Collins replied: “The story was this morning I should put Jose [Reyes] there and see what the response was. I probably don’t want to touch that since we’re playing them [The Yankees] this week.”
Well, this was bound to happen.
Collins apparently is well versed in ejections — 22nd of his managing career. And five times during his awful final season with Angels. - @jimbaumbach
"We played good in the black shirts with white tops so we’ll wear those suckers again tonight." - Terry Collins on why spring wardrobe for Mets tonight - @jimbaumbach