Worth noting

• Collins was incredulous to see former reliever and clubhouse prankster Tim Byrdak at Nationals Park on Thursday, serving as part of WOR's broadcast team.

"Is he with you?" Collins asked play-by-play man Howie Rose upon seeing Byrdak. "You guys will be off the air by the 15th."

• The Mets are reintroducing their "Strikeouts for Savings" promotion, in which the team's strikeout totals will determine ticket discounts for an upcoming series. For every batter the Mets strike out from Friday-Monday, fans will save one percent off regularly-priced tickets for select seats during the team's next homestand from Tuesday through Aug. 18. Discounted tickets will go on sale within one hour of the conclusion of Monday's game in Philadelphia.

Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.