ATLANTA – Mickey Callaway was prevented from seeing most of the misery of the Mets in person on Saturday night.
After removing Jason Vargas from the match with a goal in the first set, the manager exchanged words with referee Marble Alfonso Marquez and was sent off. Callaway spent the next three hours watching television from the manager's office visiting SunTrust Park.
"On the side, some of those courts looked good," said Callaway after the 11-7 defeat of the Mets against the Braves. "After talking to everyone in the field once I took Vargas, I felt that I had to go and defend Vargas a bit."
Callaway said Marquez had asked him if he was discussing bullets and strikes.
"I said," No, but [the pitches] He threw me out, "Callaway said." I thought it was a little fast, but I felt that Vargas probably deserved to have someone on his side at that time because it was difficult and it put us in a difficult situation. "
The bench coach Jim Riggleman has led the last eight innings.
If Robinson Cano wrote the Mets composition card, his name would be indicated for each match.
"I do not like days off, but sometimes you have to go," said Mets second baseman.
Saturday was one of those days: Cano was on the bench for the first time this season.
The break came as Cano entered the day with a .182 / .237 / .327 slash line with two homers and six RBIs this season. But Cano said that he had been informed of the decision of his training last weekend.
"Seriously, I feel good and it's not that I feel lost on the plate," Cano said. "If that was the case, I would worry about it. It's just that I ran after a few shots. "
Michael Conforto will have a day off "in the next two days," according to Callaway. The manager took dizzying days to make sure he was not caught off guard in the lineup for a given match.
Todd Frazier played five rounds for Single-A St. Lucia in a re-education match and scored one in three goals. The veteran field player entered the game by beating .192 in seven games during his reeducation mission.
Callaway said Frazier's performance was part of the equation to determine when he would join the club.
"I think it counts a bit," Callaway said. "We want to see him succeed and get through it, and that's probably a small part of it. We also want to get his comments and ensure that he is in good health and his feelings are just as important as that. "