As Capt. Parameter once said…“Ooh, look…magic number ends in zero!”.
Last season Mets manager Terry Collins pulled Jose Reyes after a first-inning bunt single in the last game of the season in an attempt to guarantee his shortstop a batting title and this year he may give R.A. Dickey extra starts to get to 20 wins and the Cy Young Award.
Collins had discussed the team’s plans to have the knuckleballer pitch every fourth day down the stretch, but then said they’ve scratched those plans as the team’s fallen out of the playoff race. Instead of pitching him regularly on short rest, Collins said he may do it sporadically in the last month of the season.
“He certainly deserves the that shot,” Collins told reporters, including MLB.com. “I thought Jose Reyes deserved to win the batting title last year, too. I got criticized for that, and I may get criticized for this.”
Dickey said he didn’t care about the 20 wins or the Cy Young, he said he’d do what was asked of him.
“I would not want to be on three days’ rest purely to win more games,” Dickey said. “If we can claw back in this thing and they think that I give our team the best chance to win, or a good chance to win, then I’m willing to do that. And I’ve voiced that. But we’ll see where it goes.”
Posted: August 10, 2012 at 08:07 AM | 42 comment(s)
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