"I'm not sure it's the wisest thing when you gave him a complete night off almost -- ran a pitcher for him -- to run him in there the next day and think he's going to be 100 percent," Collins said.
• The Daniel Murphy Leadoff Experiment is over after one game. Ruben Tejada, who had Thursday off except for a pinch-hit appearance, was back at shortstop and batting first Friday night. "Ruben's back in there today, Ruben's leading off today," Collins said. "That's all it was."
• Taylor Teagarden's start behind the plate Friday had nothing to do with Anthony Recker's extra-inning ejection the day before, according to Collins. The manager had a chat with Recker -- whose ejection against the Brewers left the Mets with no more bench players -- but said Friday was simply Teagarden's day to catch.
Tim Healey is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.