While Willie Randolph was talking to us, his players were talking among themselves. Presumably, about getting their act together.
Tom Glavine said that’s not a bad thing: “We can’t assume if we show up and be the Mighty Mets things will be all right.”
Randolph also said he’s different with his players than he is with us. “I am very passionate with my players,” he said.
-Orlando Hernandez will wear a supportive boot on his sore right foot for a week to ten days, putting his status for the playoffs in jeopardy.
GM Omar Minaya said it was conceivable Hernandez could pitch in the playoffs, but it might mean going in with only one start. However, Randolph said, “we’re not going to go in this cold turkey, that’s not smart.”
Hernandez will be restricted to riding an exercise bike and playing catch on flat ground.
-Marlon Anderson was suspended for two games for the incident over the weekend when he was ejected and tossed his batting helmet. He plans to appeal.