As expected, Terry Collins will resign as the Mets’ manager after Sunday’s season finale against the Phillies, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Collins will remain with the Mets in a front office role.
Collins, 68, managed the Mets for seven seasons, helping the team to a 551-582 (.486) record. The Mets lost the 2015 World Series to the Royals and lost the NL Wild Card game to the Giants the next year.
Ashley noted on Saturday that Robin Ventura and Kevin Long are the early favorites to succeed Collins as manager of the Mets.
The Royals recalled infielder Ramon Torres from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday. He didn’t get into a game until starting Thursday night’s game against the Rangers, batting ninth.
In the top of the second inning, facing Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Torres laced a single up the middle. Center fielder Delino DeShields charged in on it, attempting to keep Ryan Goins at second base, but the ball went right past his glove, through his legs, and nearly trickled all the way to the warning track. Goins scored easily and Torres was waved home, too. He managed to narrowly beat the throw, touching home plate with his left hand on a head-first slide.
The play was officially scored a single and a three-base error. Torres wasn’t credited with an RBI on the play. But at least the Royals got two runs out of it.