Terry Collins on Mets’ pitchers frustration with a six-man rotation: “They’ve got to get over it”


Mets pitchers don’t much like their current six-man rotation. Particularly Matt Harvey, who blamed the rust from waiting an extra day for his not-so-great start on Saturday. Manager Terry Collins sympathizes, but only to a degree:

“They’ve got to get over it . . . I guess the best way to say it is, ‘Matt, we’ll go back to a five-man, but I hope you enjoy watching the rest of the season sitting on the bench in September when we need you.’”

Terry Collins reportedly has job security right now despite the Mets’ poor play of late. One of the reasons why is likely his willingness to implement the dictates of the front office without creating problems. This was not something a young Terry Collins did too well in his earlier managerial stints.

Either way, with good young arms and an offense that does not look poised to help propel the Mets to postseason play this year, conserving the pitchers as much as possible is a worthy goal, even if they want to pitch every fifth day. Gear up for 2016 and hope that the front office is allowed to go get a bat or three somehow.

Tyler Glasnow scheduled to rejoin Rays’ rotation

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Tampa Bay Rays right-hander Tyler Glasnow is scheduled to rejoin the rotation at Cleveland after missing nearly 14 months because of Tommy John surgery.

The Rays’ Opening Day starter last year hasn’t pitched this season after undergoing the procedure on Aug. 4, 2021.

“I think we’re pretty confident he’ll be starting for us,” Tampa Bay manager Kevin Cash said before the game with Toronto. “This is the first time he’s thrown pain-free in quite some time, so he’s encouraged by it.”

The 6-foot-8 right-hander went 5-2 with a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts last year and is a key addition as the Rays near a wild-card spot.

“Compared to the past, like, three years it feels way better as far as postday and the week leading into starts and stuff,” Glasnow said. “It’s good to have an UCL, you know.”

Cash said Glasnow will throw around 45 pitches in his initial outing, which should allow him to go two or three innings.

“Two innings of Glasnow is still a huge plus for our team,” Cash said. “Like to get three innings. If we do, great. If we don’t, that’s fine, too.”

Glasnow allowed one run, one hit, four walks and had 14 strikeouts over seven innings in four starts with Triple-A Durham.

“I’m really excited,” Glasnow said. “I’m approaching it like normal, staying on routine. Feels normal.”

Glasnow signed a two-year, $30.35 million contract that will delay the start of his free agency by one year last month. He’s making $5.1 million this year and will get $5.35 million next season and $25 million in 2024, which is the first year he would have been eligible for free agency.