• Collins grew animated when asked Sunday, for the third straight day, about Juan Lagares' playing time.
"He has been an everyday player," Collins said. "He got into a little bit of a funk. It's not like I sat him for seven days. I sat him for two days, for cripes' sakes. We're getting a little carried away here. Somebody gets a day off and it's like the sky's falling. It's not. He's the center fielder."
Before playing Saturday, Lagares had been out of the starting lineup for four of the Mets' previous five games.
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