-“Jose Reyes”:http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=7066 didn’t play Thursday because the Mets didn’t want to test the cramp in his leg. Manager Willie Randolph said he wasn’t concerned about playing Reyes on a cold night and possible wet conditions later.
-RF Shawn Green was originally in the line-up, but Randolph opted to go with Carlos Gomez and sit Green against the lefthander Andy Pettitte.
-Remember Billy Wagner’s horrendous blown save last year against the Yankees? He does too, and said in hindsight it was a positive because he went on to prove to his teammates he could rebound.
-Believe it or not, Aaron Sele is tied for first with Mike Mussina, Freddy Garcia and Greg Maddux with 19 interleague victories.
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