Two days after shuffling his rotation for the Atlanta series, Mets manager Willie Randolph did it again today so he could play back-to-back aces Pedro Martinez and Tom Glavine in the first two games.
Sunday remains open, but presumably it will be Steve Trachsel, who pitched six strong innings Tuesday night, with either Brian Bannister or Victor Zambrano going Monday or Tuesday.
Because of Thursday’s day off, to keep Pedro Martinez on as close to his fifth-day rotation as possible, Zambrano had been pushed back from Friday to Saturday, with Glavine starting Sunday
Around the Horn …
Carlos Beltran, who hasn’t played since April 21 because of a sore right hamstring, will be re-evaluated Friday. … Outfielder Michael Tucker, 34, was signed to a minor league contract. He will work out in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with the Mets extended spring training teams. Tucker was released, March 30, by Washington.