I made a post saying Billy Wagner threw a 20-pitch simulated game and quoted pitching coach Dan Warthen saying he should be ready for Monday. Manager Jerry Manuel said the same thing when he spoke with us after 4 pm.
Wagner, however, isn’t so optimistic, saying there’s still stiffness in his left elbow and he doubts he’ll can throw back-to-back games.
“I would say I’m not ready,’’ Wagner said.
Wagner said he’s fine when he plays catch, and OK for awhile when he amps it up, but he can’t sustain. He said he’ll talk with the trainers and staff, but couldn’t commit to being ready by Monday.